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    Question Cellular Phones & IR

    What can be done with the IR thing that my Nokia phone have? Is there a way to "program" it to do something useful with My PC or Palm?

    The manual for the thing don't even mention it...

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    depends on which Nokia model you have. On some phones there is no actual working IR behind the panel. Like the Nokia 6185 with Sprint PCS. There are a bunch more that are useless. I bet since your manual doesnt mention it that it is infact non existant. Too bad.

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    I was under the impression that all of the older nokia 61XX series didn't have IR if it was a US model. The UK and other region folks could do interesting things like beam phonebook entrys, upload ring tones and power-on bitmaps...

    we got the shaft.

    any UK people know if this is right?
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    The model for the thing is 6120.. so I suppose it is just a fake plastic cover...

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    yup. Works with AT$T right? Then it is fake

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    Originally posted by nester:
    <STRONG>I was under the impression that all of the older nokia 61XX series didn't have IR if it was a US model. The UK and other region folks could do interesting things like beam phonebook entrys, upload ring tones and power-on bitmaps...

    we got the shaft.

    any UK people know if this is right?</STRONG>
    I have a Nokia 8210 with IR, and have used it with a Palm to transfer phonebook entries (they trasnfer as virtual business cards) ringtones and logos. Also you can play 2 player snake via IR!

    so to answer your question fjmedinaa, you can use your nokia with your palm. cool eh?
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    No you cannot use your nokia 6120 with your palm. The IR panel is fake. Only GSM carriers use the IR functions, not AT$T

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    I have an IR port on my Ericcson CF888 Global phone (love the phone)

    It can talk to the palm, ( as a modem or just to xfer phone book stuff) or the pc.

    The pc sees it through its IR port, and the phone can then be used as a modem for internet access. the down side, my GSM carier in the US ( Powertel) only supports transfer speeds of 9600 Kbps, so I use another phone (sprint / Samsung) with a serial cable, for nex access.
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