I’ve recently acquired a virtually new-in-the-box and never booted Vulcan FlipStart with Windows XP and EVDO! The only item missing appears to be the recovery disc(s), which I can live without thanks to Acronis True Image.
Take a look at all the pictures!
Well a lot of things have changed in a year:
- I retired my beloved OQO Model 02 with HSDPA, selling it before it lost too much value
- Vulcan lowered the price of the FlipStart to $699, and then stopped selling it altogether
The tipping point was my Vulcan FlipStart HSDPA mod. The brave soul who volunteered his device for the hacking was experiencing some hardware problems which I was only able to resolve thanks to the outstanding assistance I received from Vulcan customer support. Being able to swap EVDO with HSDPA without reaching for my soldering iron was the icing on the cake…
So I started looking for a used FlipStart for further hacking. And for the record, I still think the FlipStart is aesthetically challenged :)
That’s how long I’ve been posting on tnkgrl Mobile!
Looking back at my first post a year ago today (November 21, 2006), I still think Apple should have sold the iPhone unlocked – oh well…
It’s been fun, but there’s a lot more to come – so stay tuned :)