While working on Gammu, I still wonder why people who want to connect
their phone to computer buy phones from vendors who use own proprietary
protocol or do not share any documentation. Then they come to Gammu
mailing list and/or bug tracker and want Gammu to support their phone.
Sometimes the fix is easy, but usually it is quite lot of work to debug
I know this situation quite good from past. I had Alcatel phone, which
was using proprietary protocol for access to in phone contacts and
events. Fortunately Alcatel released synchronisation software for these
phones (it of course runs only on Windows) which had enabled debugging
and it was quite easy to understand protocol thanks to logs it could
produce. But as newer phones with some extensions appeared, maintaining
this became harder and harder.
When I looked for new phone, I decided to buy Sony-Ericcsson K750i
phone. Writing support for most of functionality (well in fact all I
need) was just matter of few days. The reason why it was so fast was
that this phones is using open standards (e.g. OBEX, IrMC) and vendor
specific AT commands are documented in freely available documents.
It's your choice how good will your phone interoperate with computer. If
you buy well documented piece of hardware, chance to have it fully
supported is much higher.