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I'm trying to find information on modifying infogear iphones.
These phones have built in PPP compliant 56kbps modems, mac style printer ports, are capable of running two RJ11 lines - one for data and the other for phone services (and data if only using one phone line). They have built in answering machines, voice mail access, and caller id. From what I can tell, they are running a version of Java OS that cidco and infogear liscenced from Sun. They have a built in laptop keyboard that slides under the unit and a monochrome touchscreen lcd.
These devices sell new anywhere from $200-$400 but I was able to purchase one on ebay for $50, and se them and their little brother commonly going at that price.
The problem with these units is that they are configured to run specifically with Big Planet services which cost about $20 a month, but from what I can tell, they can be used with other PPP online dialup services. My initial thought was to find some way to network this device using the data RJ11 port to network with the modem on my server (similar to older forms of networking with OS/2) in order to provide internet access via cable or DSL, while using the voice RJ11 for standard phone features - creating a home appliance that would act as a communication terminal.
I have only been able to find a limited information online about these devices, but the knowledge that they run on Java OS gives me hope for possible alteration of the operating system.
The little information I have found are as follows:
The company repsonsible for creating the technical documents for the device:
The FCC liscence for the modem device:
A Sun posting indicating liscensing of Java OS:
If anyone has any ideas or further information please send me an email or post further here.