[WNYLUG-Users] Symbian

Joe josephj at main.nc.us
Mon Feb 15 11:28:44 EST 2010


Ron wrote:
> gotRon wrote:
>   
>> Here is an article that may be of interest to someone.
>>
>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8496263.stm
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>>
>>   
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> This sounds really cool. Anybody know much about it?
>
> I currently have a relatively simple cell phone. It does pretty much
> everything I want it to, but it would be really nice if I could make
> some minor changes to its gui.
>
> If I had a phone based on Symbian (or Android), would that be possible?
> Could I make changes and then flash my own custom system?
>
> Are there phones I could get that would work in WNY that would support
> this?
>
> Would doing something like this void warranties, etc.? After trying to
> get vendor support for computers running Linux, I won't even ask about
> support for a modified cell phone.
>
> How much of a rocket scientist would I have to be to do things like
> assign a soft key to a pre-existing menu option that can't be assigned
> using the normal configuration options, or to build in something that
> would temporarily disable keys to prevent butt dialing or accidental mp3
> playing?
>
> Joe
>
> Sorry Joe,
>
> I came across the article and just passed it on.  My knowledge and
> experience are quite limited, to the point that my not responding to
> questions on the list is completely due to not knowing the answer except
> when I don't even understand the question :-)
>
>   
Believe me, I know the feeling. That happens to me a lot too.
> This didn't arrive through the list for some reason, i'll send it to the
> lug perhaps the gurus there will be able to help
>   
The to list on this email is both to you and the list.


Joe



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