JoikuSpot is a clever little application that lets you turn your S60 phone into a WiFi hotspot allowing other devices to use data via your phone’s 3G data connection.Â It’s been available in beta and then in ‘light‘ form for some time now providing a limited feature set (missing WiFi encryption or support for protocols other than web browsing),Â but yesterday JoikuSpot Premium was launched filling all the gaps.Â I’ve had a quick look…
There’s a feature list for JoikuSpot Premium here for full details, but suffice it to say I am writing this on a Mac, next to me is a PC and an iPhone and they are all simultaneously using the 3G connection from my E61 via Three.Â And get this… the PC is connected to my employer’s corporate network via a VPN!Â Across the 3 machines I have IMAP mail, web browsing, VPN, Outlook (connected to an Exchange server) and an IM client connected to all the major networks. All at the same time!Â Wow!
So far it’s been rock solid (one re-start of my web browsers required to get them to pick-up the new connection) and boom… online.Â 30 minutes uninterrupted so far. The E61 only supports 3G, but with a 3.5G device this would really fly (not that performance isn’t excellent now).Â The only downside (predictably) is that it munches battery – have a charger available or use a Proporta for a running top-up as I am doing.
And to cap it all there’s a sale on or the first month… 40% off so JoikuSpot Premium is only â‚¬15.Â A bargain – I’ve bought my own copy just now.
Did I mention it rocks?