My Xmas Wish: Ultimate Handheld Device?
update #2: Check out the Research in Motion BlackBerry 7270. Robert Sanders is getting pretty excited about it: It would support WiFi and VoIP through SIP.
update: on the treocentral.com forums, someone posted this link of full specs for the Treo 650.
eh, i'm in the market for a handheld device that'll have the following features:
- update: 10/10/2005: MUST allow me to program multiple calling cards, just like the t610 does. This goes with my original requirement of "it must be a good phone". The Treo 650 lacks this feature and it just kills me. Sure most carrier plans include long-distance minutes, but I'm using iconnecthere.com to call France from the t610.
- update: 10/10/2005: As a general rule, it should at least have all the features of the t610
- A good phone
- Multiband GSM and/or 3G with switchable SIM chip, so i can roam in Europe or use a local provider's SIM chip
- carried by T-Mobile. T-Mobile rocks my world
- Supports 802.11x with full IP stack
- Supports Bluetooth
- compatible with Apple's iSync: Address Book & Calendar
- Comes with a configurable SIP client: should have easy pre-sets for popular and nascent SIP providers such as pulver.com, sipphone.com, and EarthLink
- update: 10/10/2005: Actually, SIP should be integrated at the core functionality of the phone, and work hand in hand with address book entries: If an address book entry possesses a SIP Address, and if the phone is connected to a WiFi broadband connection, it should attempt to make the call through the cheapest possible route, and possibly allow me to customize those heuristics, in some advanced menu.
- has a Full keyboard
- Extra bonus for a configurable jabber client
- Extra Extra bonus for AIM client
- Extra Extra Extra bonus for Yahoo IM client
- Extra Extra Extra Extra bonus for Java J2ME support, some SDK or some way for me to write and install my own applications
I want Apple to add a "SIP address" field to the Mac OS X Address Book. I want everybody I know to get a VoIP SIP account. I want all of them to e-mail me their sip:firstname.lastname@example.org address. Upon updating my address book, i want all those contacts to be synced to this dream device. When entering a trusted 802.11x network, I want the phone to give me a visual cue of this fact. I want to be able to easily get into "VoIP" mode. In this mode, the address book interface should "surface" contacts for which I do have a SIP address.
I want to be in my home and leverage the 802.11x link to the broadband connection to make VoIP calls from my dream device.
And it's all gotta be insanely sexy.
I can dream, right?