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(keitai-l) Re: pda with skype over wifi when compared to smartphone

From: Arnold P. Siboro <asiboro_at_maltech.jp>
Date: 06/16/05
Message-Id: <20050616152108.098D.ASIBORO_at_maltech.jp>
Skype is "Free internet telephony that just works." and indeed the free
service just works. The non-free service, Skypeout, does not just work,
though. I quite often experience large latency and terrible noise when
using Skypeout which makes the conversation rather difficult to carry on.
And that's using wired connection.

On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 22:46:25 -0700
"Michael Rollins" <michael_at_tajera.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> I used Skype for the first time some weeks ago, sitting completely 
> untethered in The Dubliner's in Shinjuku with an earpiece/mic in place,
> chatting with a friend on the other side of the equator. WiFi connection
> via HotSpot (NTT) and driving a ThinkPad X40, it was almost as if he
> were 
> sitting right there...
> 
> Michael
> 
>  
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net 
> > [mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net] On Behalf Of nick may
> > Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2005 1:59 PM
> > To: keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net
> > Subject: (keitai-l) pda with skype over wifi when compared to 
> > smartphone
> > 
> > Would anyone in JP care to comment on the current usability 
> > of Skype over wifi, or Skype over any of the cheap fixed fee 
> > PHS/3G data plans? 
> > Is the latency too bad? Is it usable from a PDA? Can anyone 
> > recommend a PDA setup for comms?
> > 
> > I am tired of the brutish "smartphone" 702NK - it is such a 
> > pain to use next to my 504i - so am considering plan B - 
> > carry data in a pda and just use the phone for phone stuff -  
> > a 1st gen premini possibly.
> > 
> > But I do want some sort of voice comms out of the pda - and 
> > skype is the obvious thing to go for...
> > 
> > Nick
> > 
> > 
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> > 
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Arnold P. Siboro (asiboro_at_maltech.jp)

Technology is dominated by two types of people: 
Those who understand what they do not manage. 
Those who manage what they do not understand. 
				-- Putt's Law  
Received on Thu Jun 16 09:26:42 2005