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Now someone needs to pick one up and follow some of those button traces!! As well as see what was added for bluetooth! I see that it will be running Android 2.0 so I'm guessing they're using the Samsung sec release of source code. *Hopefully* this company will release the source code for their device, and we could use that instead of PDN source code. (If it's ever released). I know that's being pretty hopeful as PD and Cruz haven't come through, but here's hoping....
 

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Red case, blue teeth, our little toy wants to go purple.Sifon, where are you seeing it for sale? Not anywhere in the US, not this soon. Some backdoor China supplier maybe? My bet is it comes out for $299.95. Their little 5" black and white reader is going for $275. Watch, they'll want $50 more if you want the bluetooth option, plus an extra hundred for G3 and you'll have to give AT&T your first born. The decision won't be whether to scrap your PDN for this, it will be whether to suck it up and pay a little extra for an iPad. This vaporware ain't scarin' me none. But red is my favorite color. If BB&B starts selling them for $125, all bets are off.
 

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Red is the wife color for kitchen stuff, I have buy stuff in Red for her, I am more for stuff in black or silver though I like blue (both netbooks are in blue as that was the only choice for the deal last year) Still PDN is white I can't stand that color reminds me of the hospital Ambulance. But thank's for Kohl's to have the Black Gel covers to hide white. As for this above we have the PDN how much more can we expect form PD features to drive the cost up.
 

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Looks like the Cruz version with hardware navigation buttons added. If the price point is good they should be able to sell them. Be interesting to see what their firmware looks like.The company selling it claims it will release with 2.0 but be upgraded to 2.2. Since the hardware is the same we should be able to port over the 2.2. I don't think the extra hardware buttons will be a problem, the OS just won't get input from them. Will need someone to come up with with soft nav buttons for 2.2 to make it useful. Or back to the old volume key hack.
 

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[quote name='Nate the great;73643]Let me settle the matter:[URL=http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2010/10/07/pocketbook-701-clears-the-fcc/]Pocketbook 701 clears the FCC[/URL]I thought it was the same hardware' date=' and the FCC paperwork confirms it.[/QUOTE'] Can you post a tutorial on how to search the FCC database? Whenever I try I come up with squat. What entry page do you use and is there some special technique needed to search to find what you want?
 

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[quote name='jackbox;74096]Looks like the Cruz version with hardware navigation buttons added. If the price point is good they should be able to sell them. Be interesting to see what their firmware looks like.The company selling it claims it will release with 2.0 but be upgraded to 2.2. Since the hardware is the same we should be able to port over the 2.2. I don't think the extra hardware buttons will be a problem' date=' the OS just won't get input from them. Will need someone to come up with with soft nav buttons for 2.2 to make it useful. Or back to the old volume key hack.[/QUOTE'] Promises are REALLY cheap.. and not always kept!! (remember some of the things Pandigital and Velocity Micro promised?)
 

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[quote name='Nate the great;73643]Let me settle the matter:[URL=http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2010/10/07/pocketbook-701-clears-the-fcc/]Pocketbook 701 clears the FCC[/URL]I thought it was the same hardware' date=' and the FCC paperwork confirms it.[/QUOTE']Ha, plucked this out of the FCC documentation, looks interesting! This is the only internal image I saw in their documentation. https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/eas/GetApplicationAttachment.html?id=1354949A quick surface topology review shows PCB layout is different but very similar!Pic:
 

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[quote name='HaTaX;73730]Now someone needs to pick one up and follow some of those button traces!! As well as see what was added for bluetooth! I see that it will be running Android 2.0 so I'm guessing they're using the Samsung sec release of source code. *Hopefully* this company will release the source code for their device' date=' and we could use that instead of PDN source code. (If it's ever released). I know that's being pretty hopeful as PD and Cruz haven't come through, but here's hoping....[/QUOTE']"Button traces" could be much more easier to follow if lifted from the Spika schematics.IMHO, the best addition of BT to PDN is by replacing the stock WiFi card by Ralink WiFi-BT combo (adding an AUX antenna in the process.)I doubt these guys will release anything they don't have. Besides, who are they to demand sources from some Chinese OEM? "Three dogs and a man in a garage", just like PDN. Our best bet would be close cooperation with LeshaK, Cyanogen, tom3q and any and all kernel modders, reverse engineers, if we look for some progress in kernel development for PDN.
 

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Ralink WiFi chipset are pretty good. Those the common is Atheros. Still need good ANT xTx/R with dBi ratio. I don't have the PDN specs in this department. On forums that talk about the internals of the WiFi more technical methodology as I daily. But I see you already have your hands on the FCC ID Photo we do the same for Wireless Routers.
 

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Even if all else is the same as the WPDN, the bluetooth would definitely trump for me (and the extra buttons on the front are in addition to that...). Then I could hope to tether off my cell phone, and use my folding Palm BT keyboard that works with my Nokia N810. And since this was submitted for FCC approval, that should mean it is coming to the US soon - you would think they would not want to miss Christmas shopping season, which is starting to crank up already (crass commercialism ;-) )
 

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[quote name='rokky;74404]Even if all else is the same as the WPDN' date=' the bluetooth would definitely trump for me (and the extra buttons on the front are in addition to that...). Then I could hope to tether off my cell phone, and use my folding Palm BT keyboard that works with my Nokia N810. And since this was submitted for FCC approval, that should mean it is coming to the US soon - you would think they would not want to miss Christmas shopping season, which is starting to crank up already (crass commercialism ;-) )[/QUOTE']Funny, just a day ago, I started a thread on PDN as a predecessor of their Pocketbook IQ at a Russian site: The-eBook | View topic - .The idea to spread the word goes like this: if we are too stupid ourselves, don't fret, we could always borrow some bits from:-- XDA-Developers,-- Samdroid's LeshaK, tom3q, DE_NISKA, and dozens more: A 2.2 stable with streaming audio, two-touch, g2d/g3d driver, hardware video overlay, whatnot;-- Cyanogen for miracles and eye-candies;-- some Chinese coders quoted at my fineoils.blogspot.com, to tinker with their code;-- and later on, some help and discoveries from the Pocketbook IQ hackers. I'm sure there will be some. And I've started some recruiting, lol.My only grief is the minute 7" resistive 800x600 (or beter be better) tablet on s5pc110 will show up this fall/holiday season for below $180, I'm sold, good buy, guys. My PDN goes where it belongs -- at my lady's boudoire.
 
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