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    in today's WSJ an article references Shadowmite's (cited as "showmite") DUN hacking of the Sprint 650. No mention of his WiFi activities but the article does mention a company, Moftware, which is also developing WiFi capabilities for the 650. Moftware is also noted for providing GSM phone unlocking services for $5-60.
    Palm Pilot->Palm 1000->Palm Vx->Palm VII->Treo 180->Treo 600->Treo 650->Treo 750->....and then?
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    This is a story about Pinakin Dinesh and his company Moftware, LLC. Excerpt from "Outsmarting Your Cellphone":

    Others have taken more extreme measures. Less than a week after the much-anticipated release last year by Sprint of the high-end Treo 650, a cellphone buff with the screen-name "showmite" hacked the phone. The hacker figured out a way to allow the phone to be used as a wireless modem to connect a computer to the Internet, something that "showmite" said on his Web site the phone was originally designed to do.

    Sprint didn't provide that capability on the model because certain components weren't ready for the market, a Sprint spokeswoman says, but the company rolled out the cellphone anyway because it didn't want to delay its launch. That feature will be available later this year, she says. "Using unauthorized third-party fixes may cause unforeseen problems, and Sprint wouldn't be responsible for trying to fix them," says Amy Schiska-Lombard, the spokeswoman for Sprint, Overland Park, Kan.

    Nonetheless, Mr. Dinesh of Moftware says he is developing software that will allow the Treo 650 to work on a wireless hotspot, known as Wi-Fi.
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    i think that might have been on purpose to dissuade people from finding the hack- sprint could sue them if they are openly telling people how to find a tool that is an "unauthorized" third party fix.
    Treo 800w 8/08
    Nokia N800
    previously: Treo 700wx 12/06, Sprint 6700 3/06; Treo 650 11/04; Treo 600 1/04 (gone); Samsung i500 (gone); Hitachi G1000 11/03 (gone); Nokia 7110 5/00(best phone ever)
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    No. This is journalism. Sprint can't sue WSJ for reporting pieces that they find are newsworthy. It is up to Sprint/PalmOne to close down the "hack" if they wanted to. (And obviously it is in their best interest not to). WSJ can report all they want and even publish where the information can be found. They are reporting, not necessarily supporting.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kenundrum
    i think that might have been on purpose to dissuade people from finding the hack- sprint could sue them if they are openly telling people how to find a tool that is an "unauthorized" third party fix.
    Last edited by illustreous; 03/09/2005 at 01:00 PM.
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    this is the full article

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    TELECOMMUNICATIONS

    Outsmarting Your Cellphone

    By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS
    Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
    March 9, 2005; Page D9

    A few years ago when he was a graduate student in Washington, Pinakin Dinesh used to grow frustrated when he traveled home to India on vacation and couldn't use his U.S. cellphone.

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    Last edited by KRamsauer; 03/09/2005 at 01:10 PM.
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    Thanks for posting this, although it's such a blatant copyright violation
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    Quote Originally Posted by illustreous
    Thanks for posting this, although it's such a blatant copyright violation
    Not any more. Don't do it again thetoad.
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    Sorry for posting this in 2 places, but if you have WSJ.com access you can read the full article at:
    "Outsmarting Your Cellphone"
    http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB1...search,00.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    Not any more. Don't do it again thetoad.
    oh well. sorry. but to be pedantic, one could make the same argument for all the treo 650 mods that have been posted.

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