Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:13 UTC
Apple The news just broke that Apple has rejected the official upcoming Google Voice application, and stopped distributing the third party "GV" application, an app that was previously authorized. Read on for a quick commentary, from the point of view of not an Apple or Google fangirl, but from someone who genuinely appreciates VoIP SIP (even if Google Voice itself is not VoIP, read on). For those who have read my blog over the years, would probably remember my VoIP-related rants since 2005. UPDATE: A more direct, more personal, reply from me to Apple and AT&T.
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jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

You might like the Nokia tablets. Not fully a smartphone (lacks the cell radio) but the platform is a Debian fork which is very open to third party hacking. The next version of Maemo is rumoured to be fully open also so even the last holdouts, NIC binary blob etc, should be open source.

Mind you, the device runs Debian, Ubuntu or Android with a little effort also.

(hm.. Skype is great but I could due with Maemo Skype supporting the webcam. I'll have to look at Google Chat again as it's the Nokia recommended app.)

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yes, I might like a Nokia Tablet too. If they weren't out of stock everywhere. Nokia says they've been on backorder for a couple months. I think they're just discontinued. The rumor mill has it that they're going to be reborn as full fledged phones. I wish I could just have one at $300 without begin required to get an expensive data plan.

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