Experimental Thunderbird on Nokia N810

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Check out what Dolske did. Cool!

Interestingly, I had another interesting conversation today about the need to think about adapting Thunderbird for use in small form-factor devices (like the subnotebooks/netpc’s that are coming out). Not coincidental, methinks.

iPhone w/ old firmware anyone?

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Given the sad state of the canadian mobile industry, I’m looking for an 8G iPhone with the old firmware — my guess is that by now the units in stores will have been upgraded by the time I get to one…

Is it possible to use the “direct GPRS” connection to talk to the net on Fido.ca?

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I’m trying to get the Gmail mobile app to work on my BenQ-Siemens EF81. I have a Fido account with a GPRS plan.

I can get to the web using the built-in browser by setting up a “Connectivity Profile” that points to wap.fido.ca, and creating a “Internet Profile” that specifies a proxy address of 172.25.0.107 (from here). However, gmail doesn’t work then (gets stuck on “Loading…”).

I’m thinking it’s because I should be using a direct GPRS connection instead of WAP (whatever that means in practice), as Google suggests.

Any idea how to do so?

I hate technology that makes me feel stupid, and this phone UI, combined with the acronym soup that is telecom, makes me feel stupid.

Is it possible to use the "direct GPRS" connection to talk to the net on Fido.ca?

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I’m trying to get the Gmail mobile app to work on my BenQ-Siemens EF81. I have a Fido account with a GPRS plan.

I can get to the web using the built-in browser by setting up a “Connectivity Profile” that points to wap.fido.ca, and creating a “Internet Profile” that specifies a proxy address of 172.25.0.107 (from here). However, gmail doesn’t work then (gets stuck on “Loading…”).

I’m thinking it’s because I should be using a direct GPRS connection instead of WAP (whatever that means in practice), as Google suggests.

Any idea how to do so?

I hate technology that makes me feel stupid, and this phone UI, combined with the acronym soup that is telecom, makes me feel stupid.