Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 21st Feb 2014 19:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

The Revolution is not only more powerful than most, but also a first-of-its-kind. Geeksphone MultiOS technology allows you to choose your operating system. Starting with Google Android operating system, you can seamlessly switch to Boot2Gecko by Mozilla, or any other community-supported flavor of an OS. You choose, and we will keep you updated thanks to our 1-click OTA system.

There are three reasons why this phone fascinates me. One, it is the first non-crappy device for Firefox OS, which I'm interested in, but never got into because I didn't want to waste money on underpowered hardware. This phone seems to solve that. Two, it's designed to provide dual-boot from the get-go, so you can truly run multiple ROMs. Three, it's an x86 phone, which fascinates me simply because it isn't ARM - and opens up possibilities of craziness like desktop operating systems on your phone.

It's also relatively cheap at EUR 222, which is almost doable as an impulse buy. I'm keeping my eye on this one.

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What other operating systems?
by leech on Fri 21st Feb 2014 19:49 UTC
leech
Member since:
2006-01-10

Does this mean I could slap Debian Wheezy on it and use it as a phone? That's what I've personally been waiting for.

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Me too
by sb56637 on Fri 21st Feb 2014 20:13 in reply to "What other operating systems?"
sb56637 Member since:
2006-05-11

Then I can run handy commands for dialing frequently used contacts like:

sh phone.sh --dial < cat /home/myself/contacts.txt | grep "John Doe" | sed -r 's/.+([0-9]{3})([0-9]{3})([0-9]{4}).+/\1-\2-\3/'

;-)

Edited 2014-02-21 20:14 UTC

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RE: Me too
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 21st Feb 2014 20:27 in reply to "Me too"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Then I can run handy commands for dialing frequently used contacts like:

sh phone.sh --dial < cat /home/myself/contacts.txt | grep "John Doe" | sed -r 's/.+([0-9]{3})([0-9]{3})([0-9]{4}).+/\1-\2-\3/'

;-)


Nah man, Debian is going to systemd now.

systemd-dial --person='John Doe'

Its great, it logs all the output for later playback, redials on disconnects, and performs all the features that we want from a modern init system phone dialer.

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