Linked by David Adams on Tue 5th Aug 2008 21:15 UTC, submitted by peskypescado
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I have recently been in the market for a new smartphone. The iPhone looks like some nice hardware and I'm already an AT&T customer, but after Apple's trend of pulling Apps from iTunes lately I'm just not buying. Apple has proven to me that I don't want to live in a closed ecosystem. It made me realize what my real issue with Apple is: their business practices.
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OpenMoko ?
by mmu_man on Wed 6th Aug 2008 00:00 UTC
mmu_man
Member since:
2006-09-30

You've been warned: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/5-reasons-to-avoid-iphone-3g ;)

OpenMoko seems to be gaining momentum...

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RE: OpenMoko ?
by bsharitt on Wed 6th Aug 2008 00:38 in reply to "OpenMoko ?"
bsharitt Member since:
2005-07-07

I like the idea of the Freerunner, and might actually get one to hack around with, but so far it doesn't look up to the task of actually being a day to day phone. The UI look horrible at the moment.

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RE: OpenMoko ?
by lurch_mojoff on Wed 6th Aug 2008 06:39 in reply to "OpenMoko ?"
lurch_mojoff Member since:
2007-05-12

You've been warned: http://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/5-reasons-to-avoid-iphone-3g ;)

OpenMoko seems to be gaining momentum...


Sure it does:

http://www.vimeo.com/1366042
http://www.vimeo.com/1366923

So much momentum I'm shocked it hasn't pulled out orbit by now.

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RE[2]: OpenMoko ?
by OSGuy on Wed 6th Aug 2008 12:43 in reply to "RE: OpenMoko ?"
OSGuy Member since:
2006-01-01

:) I watched the video. I don't know what to say but the OpenMoko doesn't look like a good product to me and it's ugly too! Seriously, what were they thinking? That thing is ugly!

By the way, I agree 100% with the points mentioned in the "5 reasons not to use an iPhone" article. I am just being real and honest here. He has some very valid points but suggesting the OpenMoko as a solution was quite funny. If you don't like MS, just suggest SE the P series or Nokia N9x but don't suggest OpenMoko just because it is open source.

P.S. Doesn't the Windows Mobile based wPhone give you more freedom than the iPhone? Come on, be honest! I'd like to know the restrictions created by MS for any Windows Mobile OS. Do they brick your phone?

Edited 2008-08-06 12:54 UTC

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