How to use your Nokia to connect to the Internet in Ubuntu

OS X is without a doubt the easiest OS for configuring Bluetooth devices. Adding phones, keyboards and headsets is (more or less) as easy as it could be. Windows is way behind. You can add your phone, but where OS X automatically sets up the phone as a modem connection, you will have to download some PC Suite crap or hack your way onto the phone. Ubuntu is somewhere between Windows and OS X, but (sad to say) closer to Windows.

Mobile phone management under Linux

Even people who don't live and die by their mobile phones sometimes need to send SMS messages. Did you know you can do that from your computer? Likewise, it's easier to clean your mobile phone of all the numbers you've not been dialing in the last few years using a mouse, rather than navigating repeatedly through the phone's menu system. Here are some Linux tools that can help you manage your cell phone.

Control your Linux PC from your mobile phone with Amora

Standing next to your laptop to control the slides during a presentation is not cool. Nowadays everyone uses a presentation device or their laptop's remote controller, but a presentation device can be expensive, few laptops come with a remote controller, and for those that do, Linux compatibility may be an issue. The Amora project turns your Symbian mobile phone into a Linux presentation device using Bluetooth.

GPRS via Bluetooth enabled phone on Ubuntu Linux (and not only)

This will be a small guide on how to connect to internet using a GPRS over a Bluetooth enabled Phone.

1) First you need to install the necessary tools:

  • - Bluez-utils (sudo apt-get install bluez-utils) (should be installed by default on Ubuntu)
  • - bluez-pin (sudo apt-get install bluez-pin) (not existing anymore I believe)

Skype's beta videophone for Linux looks pretty good

Skype recently released Skype 2.0 beta for Linux, which includes the ability to make video calls, a feature the Windows and Mac versions have had for some time. I tried the beta on two systems running Ubuntu 7.10 -- my desktop PC with a USB webcam and a MacBook Pro with its onboard iSight webcam -- with mixed results.

Why Gphone Will Use Ubuntu

By now all of you have likely heard of the Google concept call the 'Gphone.' Yet there remains a lot of speculation in regards to its future. Will it will always remain a mobile OS, or will Google ever enter the hardware market remains to be seen? However, I can point you to a few things that I believe will indeed, come to light sooner than later. Some of them might surprise you.

What The Google Phone Could Do For Linux

Even the best technology needs a sugar daddy. Seven years ago, Linux got just that when IBM said it would put $1 billion on the then-nascent open-source operating system, pushing the software into the corporate mainstream. Now the same could be about to happen for Linux with the mobile phone, with Google set to give Linux a major endorsement this November.

Linux on cell phones: the trend is up

This summer, in a perfect storm of activity, the cell phone suddenly became a full-fledged wireless computer. Those prime-time TV commercials promoting the iPhone downplay the telephone application to emphasize data-rich Internet media capabilities -- email, Web surfing, GPS navigation, music, photos, and video -- all on a cell phone.

How to connect Motorola V3X to ubuntu 7.04 with USB port

I am a big fan of motorola and Nokia, here is a simple how to to get your motorola connected through Ubuntu.

Share Ubuntu Connectivity with your Nokia Symbian Phone

This guide will let you share your internet connection by Bluetooth so that you can surf the net on your bed without paying high GPRS/HSDPA rates. Im just summarizing the steps, credits goes to the author of websites at the end of this post.

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