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I'm building a custom phone which will make calls over VOIP using softphone software. What hardware requirements will this phone have? i.e what are the minimum requirements for a processor/hard drive/etc?

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To be completely honest, I'm sure that you have the technical abilities to build this phone, but I'm not an expert on phone building and wouldn't have any idea what would be neessary. I might suggest that you take a look at phones on the market today that are easily using VoIP protocols like Facetime and Skype and see what they all have in common. I can only imagine that what you want to do is both expensive and hard to support and would require a wireless carrier regardless. Good luck to you with this venture and I hope that there is someone who can help you with this. Thanks.  

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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I belong to several organizations

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Master's in Telecommunications

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Received several awards for papers that I have published over the years

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