Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2005 22:08 UTC
Internet & Networking We will try to get a GPRS internet connection using Linux-based phones as modems and route the connection to Mac OS X via Bluetooth. This guide is for Mac OS X, the US Cingular GPRS service only (other providers might work out of the box with the phone, others might not at all -- you never know with GPRS) and any of the Linux-based Motorola smartphones like the A760, A780, E680/i etc (they are all identical regarding their 'modem' functionality).
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Hacking the phone itself
by Anonymous on Mon 17th Oct 2005 07:49 UTC
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There is a community of linux hackers working on extending the functionality of these Motorola linux phones (E680/E680I/A780) at :

http://www.motorolafans.com/

Being based on QT and Linux, quite a few things have been hacked into the phone:

1) OPIE running alongside Motorola's phone application
2) BlueZ with PAND support
3) Adding unofficial localizations to the phone
4) Ability to act as a NAT gateway to Windows/Linux machines

Meanwhile work is underway on:

1) Bluetooth HID support
2) USB Host support (it currently operates only as a client)

I'm sure I've missed out quite a few. But what I can say is, this phone is definitely a good buy, providing me with hours of hacking pleasure.

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