Neo Freerunner - my dreamphone!
- ...in an interview to EWeek, Sean is reported to have said:
"OpenMoko is the anti-iPhone". Well, it seems to me that
OpenMoko is going to be not only an "anti-iPhone", but an "anti-phone"
Top 10 reasons why I am an OpenMoko fan
In an almost random order:
- I need a cool cellphone: touchscreen, bluetooth, wifi, GPS...
- it must run Linux
- open architecture so that I can write software to run on it
- not too tight on RAM and storage
- fan community actually in touch with cellphone developers
I was already willing to buy a Neo 1973, when I got news about
FIC Freerunner expected in spring 2008! YAY!!!
Summer 2008: the Freerunner is finally shipping... but it seems
to be too late. In fact, some "killer app" phones are out, with
more features (except Linux and opensourceness) and -sadly- very
low price tags.
Top 10 reasons why I won't buy another smartphone
In almost random order:
- the Glofiish X500+ has Windows Mobile instead of Linux:
shame on you, Glofiish! A Windows Mobile machine means:
- you'll have to buy software (on Linux platforms most
softwares are open-source and free!)
- you'll have to spend countless nights trying to learn how
to write your software, and countless nights trying to have it
running in a Windows environment;
- and you'll have to pay it! (a Windows Mobile equipped
machine includes in its price a Windows Mobile license).
- the Apple iPhone has everything but does not have Linux
openness and "opensourceness"...!
Update (November 2008): there are currently efforts to port
Linux on a Gloofish (project name is -guess it!- gnufiish).
As soon as it will be decently stable, I am willing to buy
My pages about OpenMoko phones: Neo1973 and Freerunner: