lexipixel - 4:44 am on Feb 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
"...wondering if an externally attached IR device could be purchased and then using the OpenMobile interface..."
I always think about the quote "All problems in computer science can be solved by another level of indirection" whenever I have two things that can't talk to each other.
That applies to hardware and software. Like a translator at the U.N., anything from a serial break-out box to a data format conversion routine can add that level of indirection.