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[liberationtech] hardware options for a computer phone, not a mobile phone...
Nathan of Guardian
nathan at guardianproject.info
Sun Sep 30 20:15:59 PDT 2012
John Case <case at SDF.ORG> wrote:
>On Sun, 30 Sep 2012, Michael Rogers wrote:
>> The Samsung Galaxy Player is essentially an Android phone without GSM
>> hardware. It's phone sized and has a microphone and speaker suitable
>> for making VoIP calls.
The hardware itself is starting to age, but I will +1 the (baseband free) Galaxy Player. The camera and battery life are both good, and hard to match in that price range. You can upgrade it to Android 4/ICS as well.
I used it as my primary "phone" for months both with secure voip (OStel) and not so secure (Skype and Google Voice). I had a mental map of open wifi areas on my general daily commutes and had a mifi hotspot (Ting.com) for backup.
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