Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 11th Oct 2005 17:36 UTC
Linux As smartphone prices decline, they have become more popular every day. Symbian, PalmOS, Windows Mobile and Linux seem to be the big names in this high-end market of phones, all showcasing PDA-like features, native toolkits and fast processors. Today we are looking at one of the most popular Linux smartphones (especially in Asia), the Motorola E680i, which was released around May 2005 and was graciously provided by for this article.
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Maybe I'm retarded...but..
by ormandj on Tue 11th Oct 2005 20:22 UTC
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Why did this earn a 7/10? That has got to be one of the most negative reviews of a phone I've ever read, some of the things mentioned (specifically the "slowness") would make most people throw a phone out the window. Go check out mobileburn or something, even the _worst_ phones there have more positive features than this one. Yet they get much worse ratings. What, is this phone a 7/10 compared to all the other linux-based phones? Hah! Well, I suppose we are all entitled to our own opinions, just from reading the review and knowing nothing else about the phone, I give it a 2/10 (barely functional). I love how geeks endorse things simply for geek-factor "oh my phone runs linux" even if they completely and totally suck.

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RE: Maybe I'm retarded...but..
by ormandj on Tue 11th Oct 2005 20:32 in reply to "Maybe I'm retarded...but.."
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Ok, I counted up the totals.

# of things said about the phone good/bad
Good: 12
Bad: 22

Of course you can count things slightly differently, I tried to combine like things together (both bad/good), but regardless, I don't see this as a 7/10 unless it's a 7/10 compared to other linux phones only. That's one horrible phone.

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The phone works, get over yourself. Just because I mentioned the bads (as I should), it doesn't mean that ALL the goods are mentioned in the review. If I was to do that, I would need 100 pages for this review. The good points are more than the bad ones. I used the phone and in my mind, it does deserve a 7/10. It is on SOME of the DETAILS only that the phone needs more debugging and love from Motorola.

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RE: Maybe I'm retarded...but..
by fretinator on Tue 11th Oct 2005 21:03 in reply to "Maybe I'm retarded...but.."
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Why did this earn a 7/10?

Eugenia has a tendency toward "saying it like it is" that to some may come off as negativity. I appreciate the honesty, and know I am going to get the straight story. On the other hand, if it was my product, I might think differently.

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