June 24, 2004
WiFi hub using Cellular

junxion.jpgThis product is a prototype, but I like it when common ground converges, like that of cellphone data transfer and WiFi. Well they're both WiFi really, but what this device is aimed at is bridging the gap between cellphone and hotspot communications, thus allowing more net friendly devices in stranger places. For example, I think this might be good for the Roam-Net project, when trying to teach city children about collaborative mapping and technomadics. Then again, I'd probably just get the cellphone card and build a prototype of my own with an old laptop. Bridging connections really isn't that hard after all, but this would be cool for quick temporary wireless networks.

I wonder what cellphone carriers will think about open access cellphones.

[Link via gizmodo]

Posted by nym at June 24, 2004 07:55 PM | TrackBack