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  1. #21  
    I donated $10 as soon as I saw this on twitter (within 10 minutes of Rod posting)... Just haven't been on the forums til this morning
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
  2. #22  
    Quote Originally Posted by BobKy View Post
    Rod, throw $30 more shrimp on the Bar-b
    From an interview I heard (on the Adam Carolla Podcast), the Australians dont like that too much. Complete American reference... Ohh and I love your avatar
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
  3. #23  
    I must have accidently clicked the "pay now" button twice, so instead of donating $20, I donated $40, hey, no worries, it's for a good cause

    Fosters Up
  4. #24  
    Glad to know it's not something most users would run into.
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    #25  
    $20 more on the way. Thanks for your hard work.
  6. #26  
    Thanks everyone!

    I'll be posting more internal shots today after the sun comes up (7am Sunday here right now).

    The hunter vivisects his prey today ...

    -- Rod
  7. #27  
    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    Are we at $556 now?
    $566 - hopefully enough to replace this bricked US AT&T device with an unlocked EU-bands Veer from Germany (now that I know how to swap the keyboard on a Veer) so I can do 3G speeds on it in Australia.

    -- Rod
    WebOS Internals and Preware Founder and Developer
    You may wish to donate by Paypal to donations @ webos-internals.org if you find our work useful.
    All donations go back into development.
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  8. #28  
    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitby View Post
    $566 - hopefully enough to replace this bricked US AT&T device with an unlocked EU-bands Veer from Germany (now that I know how to swap the keyboard on a Veer) so I can do 3G speeds on it in Australia.

    -- Rod
    Hmm the ATT Veer has both the 1900 and 2100 band for HSPA and thought Australia does the 2100 right? Should get 3G down there with it.
    Try diplomacy first. You can always conquer them later...

    www.webos-internals.org, read it, use it, love it, and donate to it.....
  9. #29  
    Quote Originally Posted by addiarmadar View Post
    Hmm the ATT Veer has both the 1900 and 2100 band for HSPA and thought Australia does the 2100 right? Should get 3G down there with it.
    2100 in the CBD, 900 in the 'burbs and country.

    -- Rod
    WebOS Internals and Preware Founder and Developer
    You may wish to donate by Paypal to donations @ webos-internals.org if you find our work useful.
    All donations go back into development.
    www.webos-internals.org twitter.com/webosinternals facebook.com/webosinternals
  10. #30  
    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitby View Post
    2100 in the CBD, 900 in the 'burbs and country.

    -- Rod
    Ahh so the lowbands will getcha.
    Try diplomacy first. You can always conquer them later...

    www.webos-internals.org, read it, use it, love it, and donate to it.....
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    #31  
    Confirmation number: 9AL59471HX397283W for $50 at $566
    Palm Pilot -> IBM WorkPad -> Handspring Visor -> Palm VIIx -> Palm T|X -> Palm Pre -> US GSM Palm Pre 2 [shelved] and 16GB HP TouchPad [died] -> (Samsung GNex and 32GB HP Touchpad with CM9)
  12. #32  
    +20 = $586
  13. #33  
    Another $10 here, and a commitment to another $10 if it happens to Rod again.

    I would hope that this can be made repairable - did you damage hardware with the software command - seems this should not be possible.

    Cheers

    Andrew
  14. #34  
    I'm on vacay and not trolling the forums as usual. Just saw this. Maybe too late but add vente-cinco pesos (conf:7BM25123H6311903U) to the total.

    $611.....maybe add next day shipping.
  15. #35  
    20 dollars just sent.

    Thanks for the awesome work guys.

    according to the total posted above mine, thats puts it at $631
  16. #36  
    Quote Originally Posted by aharmsworth View Post
    I would hope that this can be made repairable - did you damage hardware with the software command - seems this should not be possible.
    It seems that there is a new A6 chip, which is related to the touchstone interface (charging and touch to share). This chip seems to be programmable. There is a binary called PmA6Updater which programs it. Interrupting that binary while it is running will brick a device.

    So it seems that correct programming of the A6 chip is required to boot the device.

    Hence my advice is to stay well away from the PmA6Updater binary, and programming of this A6 chip.

    And since this post is linked from the Engadget article, here is the PayPal button that they neglected to include in their article:

    An off-contract device purchased at full price ($550 including shipping to Australia) by Rod Whitby was used in this tear-down. To recoup that cost, your PayPal donation is requested.



    -- Rod
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  17. #37  
    Quote Originally Posted by addiarmadar View Post
    Hmm the ATT Veer has both the 1900 and 2100 band for HSPA and thought Australia does the 2100 right? Should get 3G down there with it.
    The annoying thing in Australia is that either model may be the correct one depending on the circumstances (and this is not a problem exclusive to the HP handsets - the iPhone 4 is about the only one on the market right now where you don't have this issue). UMTS frequencies by carrier in Australia:

    Telstra: 850 nationwide + 2100 metropolitan
    Optus: 900 regional/2100 metropolitan
    Vodafone: 900 regional/2100 & limited 850 metropolitan
    3: 2100 metropolitan (roams on Telstra 850 outside of metro areas)

    So it isn't so much 3G in Australia (I'm happily using an AT&T Pre+ and North American Pre2 on Telstra 3G) but "3G outside of metropolitan areas in Australia on carriers other than Telstra".

    Aside from New Zealand, I don't know of any other markets where both 850 and 900MHz UMTS are in use.
  18. #38  
    Yo!, good work! everybody Please consider continue donating, so Rod can buy a Pre3 and also a Touchpad to develop on without to much personal costs! We all benefit!
    Life moves fast, don't miss a thing!
  19. #39  
    Quote Originally Posted by OldSkoolVWLover View Post
    From an interview I heard (on the Adam Carolla Podcast), the Australians dont like that too much. Complete American reference... Ohh and I love your avatar
    OK, I'll eat the shrimp and down a Foster's

    Thanks;Hopefully,we will eventually eliminate breast cancer.
  20. #40  
    Quote Originally Posted by BobKy View Post
    OK, I'll eat the shrimp and down a Foster's

    Thanks;Hopefully,we will eventually eliminate breast cancer.
    LOL, I'll be drinkin some new Sierra Nevada's ....I'd take some shrimp too, but we didn't buy any......
    I love physical keyboards... but there is two devices that would make me consider a slab, one is something running a full version of Open webOS. The other is an iPhone!!!! HA HA just kidding (about the iPhone that is)...
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