On 09/07/07, Michael Watterson <watty at eircom.net> wrote:
>> Patrick O'Connor wrote:
> > http://openmoko.com/> > Open Source Phone with all the gubbins now available.
> > Looks really cool, $300 for the phone or $450 for the phone and dev kit.
> > Definitely goin onto the wishlist!!
> > Patrick
> I looked at that over a year ago and many times since. If you want a
> sensible open source phone Trolltech's greenphone is better.
Trolltech have been doing great work in this space alright. Read an article
recently about OSDL have set the standard for the interface and Trolltech's
interface is not it. Can't find the article now but here's some background
on who's setting standards for linux on mobile phones
Anyway they would never answer any queries nor was it clear who would
> make it. Though I see they have real addresses now on the site.
>> Personally for a phone I want a real keypad, you have to look too
> closely at a touch screen. Or if it's a mini-PDA/Phone I want bigger
> screen and qwerty. Both of course can trivially take SD cards and play
> MP3 / DivX etc.
True, I use an e61 as my phone and I wouldn't part with it for a non-full
keyboard phone now.
Can you really actually buy one of the OpenMoko yet? Price is OK, but
> styled IMO like fisherPrice.
Are on sale as of today. I did the impulse thing and ordered one (with dev
kit). It's not got 3G/wireless or a camera but there's some chance I might
be hack in a camera or wireless in with external devices. Lack of power on
the usb is a concern tho...
Am kinda thinkin I was a bit hasty to purchase but feck it, this is why I'm
self employed.... so I can write off purchases like this against expenses!
If anyone wants a gawk when it arrives let me know.
The styling is kinda simple alright but I like it. I reckon I'll use it as a
weekend phone when I don't need the full keyboard of the e61.
Anyone got a 3G/HSDPA data card (PCMCIA) working in a handheld gadget as
> a SIP phone?
>> If the iPhone was HTC it would be a 2 day novelty. I hope it's more
> reliable than Apple's other cheaply made Chinese products.
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