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Old 01-11-2007, 04:52 AM   #1
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Exclamation Experiences with Motorola Razr V3xx (and V3x) needed


Hello! Im not completely sure if this is the correct forum, but here goes anyways.

Im thinking of getting myself my first Motorola phone, Ive been using Nokia phones before, but their abysmal support for linux calendar syncing has put me off.

Im now here, with my hat in my hand, requesting your experiences with Motorola Razr V3xx (which I am thinking of buying) or V3x (which I believe is near enough). If you can, then please tell me how you managed to use it with linux. I believe that syncing the phone should work with moto-sync, but Im not excatly certain.

1.For example, can you sync the calendar between the razr and linux?
2.How about the phonebook?
3.Is it possible to manage the music on the phone via linux? Im planning to use it as mp3 player aswell, and I hope Im able to upload songs to the phone.
4.Finally question which is not related to linux. What kind of headphones you can plugin to the phone? I planning of getting wired stereo headplugs. Are there any available for this phone?

Bonus question: If you can recommend some other phone, not necessarily from Motorola, that is linux friendly (music, calendar, phonebook syncing) and has mp3/aac support, please do so!
 
Old 03-28-2007, 06:40 PM   #2
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First, I think the V3x and V3xx are very different phones, but don't quote me on that.

The xx uses P2k05, which is a different protocol from regular P2k.

On the other hand, the AT command set is roughly similar.

Now to the questions.

1. Nearly. OpenSync can synchronize Contacts OTA. I've had no luck with Calendar items yet (may be because Sunbird/Webcalendar doesn't export what the V3xx is expecting). I haven't tried moto-sync because it probably involves plugging the phone in. (I have an unlimited Internet plan, so it makes sense for me to run over 3G TCP/IP.)

2. Yes.

3. Yes, over USB. BlueTooth is sssslllloooowwww. It appears as a USB drive.

4. I have some Bluetooth headphones from Motorola which were expensive, but work pretty well. The only caveat is that if the connection drops for a second or so then the music changes pitch perceptibly while it tries to catch up. Very disconcerting.

5. How about the Neo1973? See openmoko.com!
 
Old 04-17-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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Thumbs up moto4lin

I have personally a SLVR L6:
the calendar : I have no clue (sorry)
the phone : I have 100% R/W support with moto4lin's cvs build.
The build from their homepage is flaky (only a partition) but the build from cvs (or was that svn?) is 100% and supports both a and c partitions. Moreover it is twice as fast as p2k-commander on windows.
google for it if you need it (photo/audio/file transfer)
 
  


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