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Old 01-28-2014, 6:26 PM
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Alianza DXB ::: Smartphone Docking Walkie-Talkie

If this thing works, it could be very interesting!!!!!

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Old 01-29-2014, 8:35 AM
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the only downside to such a product is reliance on the phone itself. Phones evolve so quickly, the iphone5 is already a dated design, and the 4/4s, while useable, is a 4 year old product. What happens when Apple/Samsung stops supporting the phone?

Then you have a however many thousand dollar accessory that is not compatible with whatever new phone of the week is hot.

Great idea in theory, but poor in practice. A true SDR should not be dependent on a cellphone. Now integrate an SDR with a phone over a BT or WiFi connection is another story, and alot more practical. That way it doesn't matter what phone of the week, carrier or network you are on.
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Old 01-29-2014, 6:23 PM
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What happens when Apple/Samsung stops supporting the phone?
You're going to throw it away and buy a new one long before that happens.
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This was up on Kickstarter a few months ago, but not enough people committed to support it. I dont remember the price exactly to get one of the units, but it was surprisingly a lot more affordable then i thought it would be.
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