22 Jul 2004 bitspit   » (Observer)

Cellphones Outside The Box Part II

It should be noted that Nokia has a developer program for their 40/60/80/90 series phones, allowing you to develop your own java application for your cell phone.

Considering you have more code space, a color display, keypad and serial/ir connection, the phone itself makes an excellent microcontroller. Indeed, several models now include a built in camera, and mini tcp/ip stack. (I'm sure we'll see IPV6 functionality in a few years also.)

In summary - "The flexability and power of the cell-phone as a microcontroller/data link device should not be overlooked in it's application to robotics."

Now if I could burn a linux kernel to my phone, we'd really be cooking with grease! Deep Fried Nokia?

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