GPS, SD card and Blue tooth
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dated before January 19th 2003
Subject: GPS, SD card and Blue tooth
Date: 18 Dec, 2002 23:31:30
Last time I read that you were saying that GPS sd card will not
work with xda. What will be the others solutions? I read
somewhere that tomtom have a special cable for gps and xda but I
could not find it. :cry:
It would be also very great to be able to have bluetooth and a
blue-tooth phone set. The XDA would be then perfect!
Is it better to have one card of 512mo or 2 card 256mo?
I know for the price two card is better, but would it be other
advantages (exemple; faster if you separate the video and the
programme, as is it in harddisk...)?
If anyone have some ideas ....
Subject: SD I/O
Date: 19 Dec, 2002 10:39:02
Toshibas Bluetooth card, also sold by Palm, will never work with
the XDA because HTC does not implement a SD I/O slot. That is
not very surprising as the iPAQ do also not support SD I/O. A
Fujitsu-Siemens PM told me, that only one chip, made by Toshiba,
does have SD I/O, if that chip is not on board ... :x
Subject: GPS, TomTom
Date: 19 Dec, 2002 10:43:29
There are XDA cables in the market. You can get them directly
from Tomtom www.tomtom.nl
, ask them. Or by any cable for the GNS
GPS mouse, Tomtom includes GNS stuff in there packages. A shop
(in German) who offers that stuff: www.nav-tec.com
. Cable would
be 45 Euro, not really cheap.
Subject: GPS Cable
Date: 19 Dec, 2002 17:09:54
Subject: DigiTraveler doesn't work
From: Peter Lu
Date: 20 Dec, 2002 03:31:20
Hi, I am from US. Last week I bought a DigiTraveler GPS from
Radio Shack. It came with 3 cables for the PDA pack. One for
Palm, one for iPAQ and one fits my SX56. Unfortunately I could
not make it work. Finally I called Radia Shack tech support and
the engineer told me that device does not support my PDA. I
have to return it. :x
Do you know any better GPS that works?
Subject: Re: DigiTraveler doesn't work
From: XDA developers
Date: 20 Dec, 2002 08:53:37
The connector that you inserted is actually a new model iPaq
connector, which is the same connector as on the XDA. It's just
that the pins are wired differently, so they could make some
extra money on licensing for the peripherals.
If you are or know someone who can solder, you may want to take
a look at the connectors page. There's probably only two or
three wires connected in your connector, and when you put them
at the correct pins, you should be all set...
Date: 20 Dec, 2002 09:55:22
There are solutions to the GPS problem... several in fact.
Check out the FAQ for XDA at pdaPhoneHome.com. The answer to
the GPS question is at
Subject: Connector same as new IPAQ?
Date: 20 Dec, 2002 10:39:09
What do you mean extactly.
Is the XDA connector same as the new IPAQ (1900) series? Or is
the connector still the same, but with a different pin setting?
Date: 08 Jan, 2003 13:15:38
I spoke to an o2 Rep the other day in an o2 shop and he informed
me that bluetooth technology was built into the hardware of the
device - but not enabled (for some reason) - he said that there
will be a patch download available from action update soon to
enable the hardware to support bluetooth....
is this true??!?!?
From: XDA developers
Date: 08 Jan, 2003 17:25:12
I suspect this person was really anxious to sell more XDAs. We
have no indication of any bluetooth hardware in the XDA, and
we'd be _very_ surprised if it's in there.
Subject: Yes but ...
Date: 08 Jan, 2003 17:49:01
From the Xda FAQ
1 . Does O2 have any intentions of having Compact Flash or PC
card support in the future?
Presently the XDA is unable to support the compact flash or PC
card. We have put this in our future enhancement list.
2 . Is there a scanner available for the XDA unit?
Currently XDA phone does not support the scanner by using
cable or bluetooth. We have put this on our enhancement list.
3 . Can the XDA be used as a modem for my laptop to surf the
Currently not. This is one of the future enhancements of the