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Post 1 made on Friday January 10, 2003 at 15:33
Anthony
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on any iPronto type device from Philips?
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Post 2 made on Friday January 10, 2003 at 21:46
Daniel Tonks
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It should be out VERY VERY shortly. And it's 400MHz instead of the original 200MHz.
Post 3 made on Monday January 13, 2003 at 02:55
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Without sounding bigoted or whatever, the person at the booth spoke in an english thickly laden with Chinese. I felt compelled to ask him the same questios twice, amd I'm still not sure of the answers. They were:

No RF now, but perhaps in the future.

There will be some sort of IR routing, and it's unclear whether this will await an upgrade.

MSRP remains at $1699. Totally different software management. This one sounds like it's going to be harder to like.

Nick
OP | Post 4 made on Monday January 13, 2003 at 11:01
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No RF now, but perhaps in the future

from the lit. it will have an 802.11b card, so it does not do RF like the ProntoPro (which I guess is what was meant) but 802.11b is the Rf standard used by IP networks like the internet. Also from what I read it is the only way to download the config file, so it basically needs to be there.
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Post 5 made on Monday January 13, 2003 at 16:08
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There's a USB port on the unit.
Post 6 made on Tuesday January 14, 2003 at 17:16
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No RF now, but perhaps in the future.

I just looked at Philips white paper on iPronto. You don't need RF.

They show a device called a network extender that can be plugged into your lan or use a wireless 802.11 card and it can send IR --OR-- RS232.

That makes the iPronto VERY interesting.
Post 7 made on Tuesday January 14, 2003 at 17:32
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I am dying... When are we going to get some news on availability?

Daniel, can I infer from the fact that you have not yet gotten one that it will still be a while for the general public to get their hands on one?

Jonathan
Post 8 made on Tuesday January 14, 2003 at 20:35
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Jonathan, it's supposed to be available this month.
Post 9 made on Tuesday January 14, 2003 at 23:42
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I was told that they'd be out right after the 3000s, which are supposed to be shipping now (although only to select distributors). So I would expect the iProntos next month. We'll see.
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OP | Post 10 made on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at 10:19
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Mike your response here sure sounds different then the one at AVS?
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Post 11 made on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at 13:22
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Maybe a little, Anthony. ;-)

Over there I said they were a month away and here I said next month. Either way, that's February, but who knows for sure. The fact that they haven't sent one to Daniel yet sounds like there may be some delay.
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Post 12 made on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at 19:40
Daniel Tonks
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I managed to obtain one while at CES and am trying to get it going right now (sime "minor" problems).
Post 13 made on Wednesday January 15, 2003 at 21:16
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I know that it will be about a month before I can locate one of these...Waiting to hear your findings/thoughts. I would be happy to get my hands on the iprontoedit code for now, any ideas when that will be available?

Bear
Post 14 made on Thursday January 16, 2003 at 17:44
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Daniel, do you have a wireless network you'll be using it on?
Post 15 made on Thursday January 16, 2003 at 18:22
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I do now! Just got the access point yesterday.
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