CF-P2 (British Gas Version)

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  1. lxsys

    lxsys Notebook Consultant

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    Because the HD2 doesn't bounce when it's dropped.

    I emailed Panasonic indicating that I was interested in developing for this device and that I wanted to port WinCE6 and Android to it and that I would like a bit of technical documentation on the phone, and possibly Windows CE project files, but they must have just lolled at my email. One of my friends is also interested in getting Android running, and I'm sure there's a few people here who are interested too. When I finally get my "Shed for Hacking, Interrogation and Tinkering of devices", I'm going to get a job lot of CF-P2s for tearing down and bricking in the name of porting Android.

    Of course if Panasonic eventually help us by releasing technical details, I'm sure somebody from xda-developers with more skill could get a working port running extremely well, then the lesser able with code could polish up the bugs and nibbles.
    Come on Panasonic... help us out here if you're listening!
     
  2. interestingfellow

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    Even if you (plural, we, us, whoever) doesn't go posting over there, they do have rom kitchens that could be used to see how things are laid out, as well as how those roms are assembled and ho we might need to tar down/assemble ours.

    check out wiki over there.
     
  3. Mil3

    Mil3 Notebook Consultant

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    XDA-Developers trying to stay on the HTC development line. There was a few questions about the CF-P2 in the past, but the members simply direct whom ever ask to Panasonic tech support.
     
  4. AC1DFLAM3

    AC1DFLAM3 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Any luck finding the WiFi module for this phone?
     
  5. lxsys

    lxsys Notebook Consultant

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    When I asked at the Panasonic shop, they gave me a funny stare and told me to ask their website.
    Their ability to advise me on this module might have been tainted by a quick rant about how their TVs were running linux and I wanted the full source code.
    I've since flown an email off to Panasonic but they haven't replied for exactly one week now so they're obviously ignoring it. :(
     
  6. interestingfellow

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    Alright,I like the live chat option on the panasonic (let me know if i need to edit that link, it might try and log you into my registered account, registration is free, btw) site. i hit them up to see what I could see. i realize they are probably outsourced page turning flakes, but they have been quite informative in the past. I'm calling the number and will post back in a moment.

    It never hurts to ask. Jeev, really.... Never knew anyone was actually named that.

    -------------------------------Quote-------------------------------
    Thank you for choosing Panasonic Toughbook. A Tech Support Representative will be with you shortly.
    Chat InformationYou are now chatting with Jeev.
    ME:Jeev, how's it going
    ME:i'm over on Notebookreview.com/panasonic, and we are discussing the CF-P2 Tough Phone. I'm inquiring to see what the part number is for the wifi board in the CF-P2T1H017E+
    Jeev: You can contact our part and service dept on (888) 685-8855 to get the part information and pricing.
    ME:cool.
    Jeev: Sure.
    Jeev: Will there be anything else for now?
    ME:we are also interested in writing a custom user interface for it, and were curious if there were and skk, or any other specific information we could get our hands on. got anything we can have?
    ME:I'm sorry, a custom OS image, and I meant SDK, not skk
    ME:the rubber keyboard on my cf29 takes quite a bit of effort to type on correctly
    Jeev: We donot have any customer SDKs for that product.
    ME:any info beyond the user manual, maybe a service manual?
    ME:I realize that these questions are outside the typical scope of consumer support
    Jeev: Service manuals are not available for free downloads. You can contact our service dept on the number above to purchase one.
    ME:I'll do that, thank you very much!
    ME:and have a great day!
    -----------------------------END Quote-----------------------------

    EDIT/UPDATE
    Yeah, that number is for toughbooks and projectors only.... BRB.

    -------------------------------Quote-------------------------------
    Chat InformationYou are now chatting with Jeev.
    Jeev: Thank you for contacting Panasonic Toughbook Support. May I have you name, phone number and email address?
    ME:Hey Jeev, it's me again
    ME:That number you gave me is for Toughbooks and projectors only. Do you have any other info on where to get support and what not for this phone?
    ME:CF-P2T1H017E+
    ME:The user manual calls it a computer, but it's a phone
    Jeev: Is it a Panasonic telephone or handheld computer?
    ME:I'm getting you a link
    ME:I don't know were else to get you agood link from other than ebay check here PANASONIC TOUGHBOOK CF-P2 Mobile Phone PDA 3 x Batterys - eBay (item 360297858678 end time Sep-16-10 03:03:24 PDT)
    Jeev: You can contact our consumers affairs and they will direct you to the appropriate dept. On this chat I support Toughbook products. Let me get you that number.
    ME:awesome
    Jeev: Call on (800) 211-7262.
    ME:Thanks again!!
    -----------------------------END Quote-----------------------------

    Calling that now...

    After an automated teller (that actually worked well, and understood me) a very hot sounding Niki, answered the phone, and transferred me to Tech Support.
    Some nameless guy told me it was for laptops only, and to call the "real consumer affairs" line at 888-863-5292

    now, after a brief hold, Trina (who sounds as equally hot as Niki), couldn't find anything about anything. I told her it may not be a consumer device, and she said that she had checked all the different areas in her computer machine, with no avail. Then she transferred me to the Director of Marketing for laptops. I don't know why, I had 3 other people tell me it wasn't part of the laptop division. She wouldn't give me the number, and it went right to vmail. Being a quick talker, I didn't catch the "director'" name. she, didn't sound too hot (I figured someone would ask, since i commented on the other two ladies) I'm hoping she was on the other line, and will call me right back. I'm holding my breath, now :nah:
     
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    I think maninblack30 was on the right track when he mentioned his old Casio pocketpc with wifi.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/panasonic/462956-new-toy-11.html

    I looked in the PegasHlp.htm file in windows and the details are almost identical to those given in a Casio manual for their DT-10, the only difference being that the screen shots show it as a SyChip Pegasus WLAN CF Module.

    I don't think that moves us much further forward because wifi capability was only an option on a few Casio models and some of them were restricted to Japan. But at least it is another avenue to explore.
     
  8. lxsys

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    I believe the Pegasus module may also be an "Sandisk SDIO Module" too from some googling the other day. Perhaps its a common chipset.
     
  9. AC1DFLAM3

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    I've been doing some equal research on my part and found pretty much the same thing. If I can confirm anything I will post back promptly.


    Thanks for the help guys.
     
  10. interestingfellow

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    WEll, the manual says iit has sdio. Compatibility may be an issue, but no more than any other device that has sdio. an sdio card should come with drivers, but for 03se, it will more than likely have to be a slightly older (or just not newer) card.

    I know I've seen GPS, WiFi, and serial (i think) sdio cards. We use to use them on our xda II's, for the lack of built in gps.
     
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