Mottek: 2003-01-22

Newton, meet GPRS

Funny how small and seemingly stupid things can get you excited. But my cell phone has just responded to an "AT" with a nice and clean "OK". So I got IrCOMM working between my Nokia cell phone and the Newton. Who would have thought that after all the negative statements about the Newton's IrDA stack.

Of course, I also had to try what happens when I send an "ATDT*99#" over to the phone. And indeed it answers with the typical PPP line garbage. Leaving me with the task of disguising the IrCOMM endpoint as a serial chip so it can be used as a modem. More testing of the flow control and buffer management is also needed. For that, playing around with IrOBEX might be nice.