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Thread: Telephoney and 3G information????

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    Telephoney and 3G information????

    A question to all,

    I'm interested in the information that we can get from a telephone or 3G internet dongle and display in RR.

    For example, I have an o2 3G dongle (Payandgo) it has 2 modes GRPS or 3G, what would be nice is if we can tap into that info and display in a skin. Just so that we know what type of signal we are getting (like your mobile phone does).

    How would I go about getting this info into the skin and which mobile phone plugin would need to be used? Would a new plugin be required to be written or is it just a case of coding the skin appropriately.

    Thanks in Advance

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    the problem is that most phone manufacturers dont expose that information externally. It could be done, but would require middleware in most cases to act as a host to the PC receiving the information. Then of course, you lose standardization through the different manufacturers, OSs and such we have today. Senior Tech Blogger (Want a product reviewed? Contact me.)
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    Typical!!! they seem to invent industry standards and then everyone seems to manipulate them to cash the $$$$. Oh well not to worry, would have been nice but I guess it is more hassle than it is worth.

    Thanks for the input, clears up my question.

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