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Some ideas I had

No promise to develop any of these, so if you think something is cool then go ahead and make it happen!

Integration

* Bluetooth mic, speakers, pointing device and joystick
* Network file server (samba based, so it shows up on your wireless network)
* Web server (LAMP, or perhaps just VNC)
* A network printer (another way to transfer things, just for the hell of it)
* Remote control for mythtv, xbmc, etc
* USB hard drive support (transfer data from phone to phone, camera to phone etc)

Cheapness

* Share minutes/texts etc with friends
* Route calls through wireless for free VOIP
* Take over land line for incoming calls, and use the cheapest for outgoing calls (wifi->PC->modem)
* Onboard voicemail, to avoid operator charges
* Detect free wifi points and store their GPS locations online

James Bond gadget

* Covert recording of phone calls
* Bugging device (automatic record/call when it hears something, and silent phone-in)
* Play a sound back while making a call, to pretend you're somewhere else
* Simulate a bad connection, avoid the call you didn't want to have
* Detect people who you're avoiding by their bluetooth mac

Swiss Army Knife

* Protocol analyser 
* Wireless network interference viewer
* Graphing calculator (phone calculators are rubbish)
* Motion capture using accelerometers, graffiti style painting using arm movements (if this is possible?)
* Lightmeter (for future models with camera)
* Torch (just turn the backlight on indefinitely)

Hardware

* USB->RJ45 for hooking up to wired networks (use as a router, bridge, port tester, etc)
* USB->USB for plugging in whatever you like
Personal tools

Some ideas I had

No promise to develop any of these, so if you think something is cool then go ahead and make it happen!

Integration

* Bluetooth mic, speakers, pointing device and joystick
* Network file server (samba based, so it shows up on your wireless network)
* Web server (LAMP, or perhaps just VNC)
* A network printer (another way to transfer things, just for the hell of it)
* Remote control for mythtv, xbmc, etc
* USB hard drive support (transfer data from phone to phone, camera to phone etc)

Cheapness

* Share minutes/texts etc with friends
* Route calls through wireless for free VOIP
* Take over land line for incoming calls, and use the cheapest for outgoing calls (wifi->PC->modem)
* Onboard voicemail, to avoid operator charges
* Detect free wifi points and store their GPS locations online

James Bond gadget

* Covert recording of phone calls
* Bugging device (automatic record/call when it hears something, and silent phone-in)
* Play a sound back while making a call, to pretend you're somewhere else
* Simulate a bad connection, avoid the call you didn't want to have
* Detect people who you're avoiding by their bluetooth mac

Swiss Army Knife

* Protocol analyser 
* Wireless network interference viewer
* Graphing calculator (phone calculators are rubbish)
* Motion capture using accelerometers, graffiti style painting using arm movements (if this is possible?)
* Lightmeter (for future models with camera)
* Torch (just turn the backlight on indefinitely)

Hardware

* USB->RJ45 for hooking up to wired networks (use as a router, bridge, port tester, etc)
* USB->USB for plugging in whatever you like