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Sunday Funnies: Using a smart phone as a diagnostic tool

On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 09:00:18PM -0500, Jay Ashworth wrote:
> Do you have a smartphone?  Blackberry?  iPhone?  Android?
> Do you use it as a technical tool in your work, either for accessing
> devices or testing connectivity -- or something else?
> If so, what kind of phone, and what (if you don't mind letting on) are
> your magic apps for this sort of work?
> (My motivation?  Well, um, Lee, I'm looking at buying an HTC Thunderbolt,
> if everyone can get their thumbs out, and I want to get a feeling for
> the lanscape, if you'll pardon the pun. :-)
> Cheers,
> -- jra

Nokia N900.  Slide-out, physical keyboard.  Debian Linux based OS.  Fair
amount of free packages/apps available and then there's always GCC.  No
hackery needed for full system access.  IPV6 capable and actually
working on T-Mobile.  Not quite as slick as newer Android phones and
iPhones but more of a workhorse.