Rocketing Over the Chasm
I got a new phone today, an Alltel Hue made by Samsung. It has lots of “features,” some of which I may actually start using, but the main reason I got it was to make the leap to EVDO.
After an interminable nine hours at work, I finally got to try out my new toy on my Linux desktop. I opened up the system log, plugged in the data cable to the phone, then carefully plugged it in to the USB hub. Lo and behold, Linux recognized the device and loaded the same driver (CDC ACM) that my old Motorola V262 used. Emboldened with this knowledge, I clicked my dial-up button without changing any configuration at all. It worked!
Actually, “worked” is an understatement. It screams. My downloads run about 7 times faster on EVDO than on 1X, so I can download an ISO image sometime this week. The latest Knoppix image was estimated at an hour and 22 minutes.
Now I can watch all those chintzy 80′s music videos on YouTube without completely downloading them first!