[olug] [OT] anDroid recommendations HP Palm WebOS?

Benjamin Watson bwatson1979 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 23:56:52 UTC 2010

I used pdanet light version.  I does work but required client software
on the machine you want to tether.  The thing I like about wifi
hotspot is the lack of client software.  Easytether is another app
available on the Market that operates much like pdanet.

On Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Sam Tetherow <tetherow at shwisp.net> wrote:
> pdanet will allow bluetooth tethering to an android phone.  I haven't done
> it under linux (it is listed as supported on the pdanet page though).  I
> have used it with MacOS and it works fine with my Verizon Droid, no need to
> root it you can get pdanet from the marketplace.
> On 11/10/10 5:17 PM, Rob Townley wrote:
>> phone died.  Looking to get an android for Verizon/Alltel.  Have a
>> great plan from Alltel for tethering.
>> ME:       Want to do everything that i do with my existing phones.
>> Verizon: Yep, you can do that with no changes to your plan.
>> ME:       Everything!:))) Really, no changes!  :))))
>> Verizon: Everything:)
>> ME:       Well, i notice that some of these Droid's have mobile
>> wireless hotspot.  i don't need to create a hotspot, i just need to
>> tether.
>> Verizon:  You can't tether, you have to pay an additional
>> $20.00/month/phone for tethering  ~~~ $215.00/month.  (We pay too much
>> already - mostly for tethering.)
>> ME:        :((( i tether with my existing phone.  You said my plan
>> does not change, so do you have a android that tethers without
>> creating a hotspot.
>> Verizon:  No. You have to have mobile wifi hotspot added to your account.
>> ME:        :(( ;(  But we had tethering added to both phones years ago.
>> The $0.00  Linux based HP Palm WebOS could be ok as well, but i don't
>> know know much about it.  Anybody really like it?
>> So there is a $250 price difference and since this would be two
>> phones, upto $500.00 we really do not have.  Anybody have some strong
>> feelings about the following.  i would like to write some java apps.
>> Syncing Calendar, ToDo List, and AddressBook is a must have which we
>> pretty much do already with our shared gmail account.
>> The LG Ally (reconditioned) is "free" with two year contract, but seen
>> some nasty reviews.  Verizon rep says it is stuck at the 2.1 version
>> of the OS.
>> Price with 2 year committment:
>> $0.00      Palm® Pixi™ Plus  (Palm WebOS, NOT android.  All others
>> anDroid.)
>> $0.00      LG Ally Droid reconditioned
>> $49.99    LG Ally Droid (new)
>> $79.99    MOTOROLA DEVOUR™ with MOTOBLUR™
>> $99.99    DROID by Motorola (Certified Pre-Owned)
>> $99.99    DROID INCREDIBLE by HTC (Certified Pre-Owned)
>> $149.99  DROID 2 by MOTOROLA
>> $149.99  DROID X by MOTOROLA (Certified Pre-Owned)
>> $179.99  Motorola Droid PRO  (when available -maybe now, maybe not now)
>> $199.99  DROID X by MOTOROLA
>> $199.99 DROID 2 Global by MOTOROLA
>> $199.99 Samsung Fascinate™ a Galaxy S™ phone
>> $249.99 DROID R2D2 by MOTOROLA
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