Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Jan 2007 23:47 UTC, submitted by alcibiades
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "This may seem like a bold statement. Apple's just released iPhone is not only very attractive as we would expect from an Apple product, but includes some impressive features and specifications. It's probably unrealistic to claim that anything currently available on the market competes with this offering. However, is it really a revolution in mobile communication devices? Maybe not if there still is something that can overshadow it, and do it very soon."
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RE: Sweet!!!
by gustl on Wed 17th Jan 2007 10:16 UTC in reply to "Sweet!!!"
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2006-01-19

Not quite correct!

It is not the only Linux-Phone out there, but it is the first Linux phone where the whole development platform (and with it the ability to modify it easily) is open.

Not just some badly documented hacked up Linux kernel source code at some obscure webserver without anything that actually would let you change the software on the phone itself with ease.

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RE[2]: Sweet!!!
by Cloudy on Thu 18th Jan 2007 04:08 in reply to "RE: Sweet!!!"
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2006-02-15

It is not the only Linux-Phone out there, but it is the first Linux phone where the whole development platform (and with it the ability to modify it easily) is open.

I'll lay you odds that the radio software is a binary blob.


Not just some badly documented hacked up Linux kernel source code at some obscure webserver without anything that actually would let you change the software on the phone itself with ease.


you mean a server like http://www.openembedded.org/ which, you'll find, is the basis of and will eventually contain all of openmoko?

I have to admit that of all the Linux development environments I've ever tried, OE has been the most frustrating and using it is a strike agains OpenMoko, as far as I can tell.

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