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Old 30th November 2006, 03:46 AM
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Smile FC5 and Sony Ericsson W300i?

I'm getting a new cell. My 3220 is close to totally biting the dust and I'm quite disappointed in it for two reasons, being it a Nokia and that it's only a year or two old.

The new phone I'm planning on getting is a Sony Ericsson W300i. Among it's features are bluetooth, infrared and an M2 memory card.

Has anybody got any experience with this phone and linux? Is it linux-friendly and more specifically, FC5 friendly? If I get an infrared or bluetooth dongle for my computer will the phone read as a mass storage unit or work with the software provided? I'm aware I'll need a card reader for the M2 card, are they compatible with FC5?

Thanks in advance. =)
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Old 4th December 2006, 08:46 AM
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Please, somebody reply!
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Old 4th December 2006, 01:12 PM
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I have a SE K750i and it works great with Linux. I can sync (via opensync) with the phone by bluetooth or cable (no IR on my laptop). SE phones seem really good as they are very standards compliant (compared with all the nokias I've used over the last 6 years). It also shows up a mass storage device so that I can copy mp3s on to it and it shows up in Rhythmbox. I can bluetooth files from phone to FC6 but not the other way as gnome bluetooth obex doesn't seem to ever find any phones (nokia or SE). Also, and I don't know if the 300i does this, the K750i can be used as an HID over bluetooth - so I can control applications using the phone as a bluetooth mouse or keyboard.
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Old 21st December 2006, 06:03 AM
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i am using w300i it does work with linux, although so far I only explored basic functionality.

in Gnome phone>pc file transfer works but opposite needs command line.

in KDE if you install bluetooth pakage (need kde-redhat repo for that) you get graphical interface both ways.

I have not tested other functions then file transfer.
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Old 21st December 2006, 06:06 AM
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Just giving a heads up in case people check for it. The w600i works and can transfer music just fine.
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Old 21st December 2006, 02:09 PM
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Just giving a heads up in case people check for it. The w600i works and can transfer music just fine.
Cool, thanks a lot! I just got my w600i a couple days ago and am looking forward to trying it out, thanks for the info post!
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