Linked by Amjith Ramanujam on Wed 9th Jul 2008 16:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless OpenMoko launched its highly anticipated FreeRunner smartphone, a Linux-based handset that's completely open in both hardware and software, and is designed to encourage third-party modification and customization. Although the FreeRunner's software platform is still incomplete, the device has attracted considerable attention from mobile software developers and Linux enthusiasts.
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Ok, but what does it MEAN:
- can I make a phone call?
- can I send SMS?

Hardware is one thing - it's just useless if the software stack is still lacking the most basic features. Don't get me wrong: I'd love to play with the Freerunner. I just cannot afford an expensive toy that isn't able to do the most basic things one expects from such a device.

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- can I make a phone call?
- can I send SMS?

I'm buying the Neo Freerunner, together with 9 others, and one in the group was at a "install party" in Oslo a few days ago with some other group which already have gotten their phones.
They did some testing and this is what works with basic image:
- make and receive phone calls
- send and receive sms
- wifi works after some small tweak(s)
- nett on PC via the Freerunner (usb)

They didn't get a fix on GPS, but it was inside...
Bluetooth was not tested.
And on-screen keyboard didn't have norwegian letters.


Anyways, it's my understanding that openmoko aims to make Neo Freerunner a phone for Joe consumer, but it's not there yet

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