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DRIVER: Socket released first W-LAN SD Card driver for Windows Mobile Smartphones [UPDATE]
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 31.05.05 - 17:33:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 19070x
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Looks like I've missed something because Socket recently (according to their website they did on 05.05.) released a first version of its Windows Mobile Smartphone compatible SDIO W-LAN card driver.

However, according to the file description, the driver is designed to work with the Sagem myS-7 Smartphone, even if it installed fine on my i-mate SP3i (which I can not use for W-LAN since it uses a miniSD card under the battery):

Sagem myS-7 driver and Utility
This is the first release of the driver and utility for the SDIO WLAN card to operate on a Sagem myS-7 Smartphone. Please view the release notes within the .exe file.

Nevertheless, if you have a Sagem myS-7 (also known as Mitac 8870 and Medion Smartphone) you can start your wireless experience immediately; if you have an older HTC Smartphone like the Orange SPV/SPV E100/200 aka i-mate Smartphone and Smartphone 2 - I would like to hear from you if and how it works for you too.

Sagem myS-7 photos courtesy of Mark van der Horst.

All you need is Socket's SDIO W-LAN card and the new driver.

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by smeg6 on 31.05.05 - 18:44:38

Wow, exciting.  I really hope they work with other Smartphones.  Not that I have one that can take a SD wifi card, but it would be cool.

Posted by Arne Hess on 31.05.05 - 21:55:52

I will test it with my i-mate Smartphone 2 tomorrow - as soon as I'm back at home!

Posted by smeg6 on 02.06.05 - 18:45:14

Any word on if it works with your Smartphone2?

Posted by Arne Hess on 02.06.05 - 20:37:23

Yes, finally I had the time to install it. Unfortunately it's *not* working. sad I get an error message that it can not initialize the card.

Posted by smeg6 on 02.06.05 - 23:22:24

Well, lets hope they can either release drivers for other phones.  Or someone can modify these ones to work.  Good to know it doesn't work, thanks.

Posted by M_O_N_A_C_O on 07.06.05 - 23:08:21

Does anyone happen to know, if the i-mate SmartPhones support SDIO anyway (or just SD storage cards) ?

Posted by Mark82 on 29.06.05 - 15:50:24

It works on my phone.
I have a Mitac Mio 8870, which is in fact the same phone as the Sagem myS-7.
I took a few pictures of it. You can take a look here: … g&s=x2
and here … g&s=x2
The first one is a little censored because of the information which was shown.
You can also see the little light on the WLAN-card on the first picture. That means the phone is connected with a network.

Mark van der Horst,

Posted by smeg6 on 29.06.05 - 16:37:23

The pictures aren't coming up for me.  They just load a box with an X in it.

Posted by Arne Hess on 29.06.05 - 17:48:55

@smeg6: I've added them to the original article so you can find them here now:

Posted by smeg6 on 29.06.05 - 18:32:22

Thanks.  Looks nice, lucky.  Wifi is one of the few remaining things tying my to a Pocket PC as well as a Smartphone.  Hopefully the miniSD card that was in an article a few days ago will actually get developed.

Posted by dobe on 29.07.05 - 10:01:28

For those who tried it on the i-mate smartphone2: the driver installed without a problem, just the card didn't work with it? At least that's a good sign

Posted by Toppi on 21.10.05 - 20:13:16

I have tested the sagem driver with my spv E200. I also got an error message that it can not initialize the card. :-(

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