PineTab options and accessories
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(06-19-2020, 03:32 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(06-19-2020, 03:30 PM)Dmytro Wrote: Do I miss something or PT has no Wifi at all? Huh

They have wifi. lol that would be pretty wild, selling a tablet without wifi

Pinetab has both Wifi and Bluetooth, using same one as Pinephone and Pinebook.
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#12
(06-17-2020, 03:55 AM)rocket2nfinity Wrote:
(06-16-2020, 10:44 PM)tllim Wrote:
(06-15-2020, 06:22 AM)Lex-2008 Wrote: On https://www.pine64.org/pinetab/ they say:
Quote:Multiple expansion boards for LTE, LoRa and SATA SSD
So to answer your first two questions, I believe there will be SSD and phone boards, but dunno when. Also note that somewhere I've read that it won't be possible to use both SSD and modem at the same time. However PineTab has a USB 2.0 port, so via a usb-hub you can attach USB modems, SSD bridges, and other Linux-compatible hardware. Performance will suffer, ofc (since all of it will be working via a single USB 2.0 connection), but oh well.

To answer your last question - I dunno, but I think that likely not before August - when this batch will be shipped.
Your LTE/SATA SSD option expansion board assumption is correct :-)

Prefer more testing to get ready instead of rush out. Most expansion boards should be ready when second batch PineTab ready for pre-order.
So now I'm confused. I've seen one post saying the LTE expansion board will be included with the first batch, and now this one saying it will come at a later date. I'd be happy to get the version with just LTE and SSD option coming in the one I ordered if possible. I can always order the one with LoRa and RTL-SDR later. Is that possible?

LTE expansion board NOT included with Pinetab order. Please noted that you can only installed one of the three expansion board due to space and port limitation.
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#13
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/pinetab/

From the site above: What's interesting about the PineTab is that they are advertising that they are working on expansion options, with one expansion module being an RTL-SDR.

Is that true and if so where can I read official source of the statement?


Edit: I should read provided links better...

https://www.pine64.org/2020/05/15/may-up...ging-more/

[*]PineTab adapters for individual and industry users; LTE, SSD, LoRa and RTL-SDR available soon...
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#14
(06-22-2020, 08:34 AM)Lister Wrote: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/pinetab/

That page links to blog post which, among other things, says (Ctrl+F for RTL):
Quote:
  • PineTab adapters for individual and industry users; LTE, SSD, LoRa and RTL-SDR available soon
That's the most official I was able to find.

However also note:
Quote:Implementations of the LoRa and RTL-SDR modules into existing OSes will, as always, depend on developers from the different partner-projects
so it's not guaranteed to work out-of-the-box until someone properly adapts software.
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(06-22-2020, 08:42 AM)Lex-2008 Wrote:
(06-22-2020, 08:34 AM)Lister Wrote: https://www.rtl-sdr.com/tag/pinetab/

That page links to blog post which, among other things, says (Ctrl+F for RTL):
Quote:
  • PineTab adapters for individual and industry users; LTE, SSD, LoRa and RTL-SDR available soon
That's the most official I was able to find.

However also note:
Quote:Implementations of the LoRa and RTL-SDR modules into existing OSes will, as always, depend on developers from the different partner-projects
so it's not guaranteed to work out-of-the-box until someone properly adapts software.


I found the information just after posting the question (hence the edit part just after posting the question). Sometimes I should read more carefully...  Smile
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#16
Sorry, didn't see your edit  Smile Received email notification and rushed to answer  Big Grin
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#17
(06-22-2020, 09:56 AM)Lex-2008 Wrote: Sorry, didn't see your edit  Smile Received email notification and rushed to answer  Big Grin

I mean a prompt reply is nothing to sneeze at. So no need to apologize... Smile
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#18
(06-15-2020, 06:22 AM)Lex-2008 Wrote: However PineTab has a USB 2.0 port, so via a usb-hub you can attach USB modems, SSD bridges, and other Linux-compatible hardware.

Is this the best way to add GPS (receiver only) functionality to the PineTab.  One of my biggest use cases would be walking around with the PineTab and looking at maps on OpenStreetMap (not sure which app - I'd love to get OSMand, but I don't know how many are using this on Linux yet).

If it is the best way - is there a list of compatible USB based GPS devices yet?  Any idea what this means to the power draw or runtime of the PineTab?
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