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#1 OFFLINE   Bruno

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:10 PM

My next smartphone ( Noooo . . not the iPhone ):. . . . . Posted Image>>>> Runs Linux !!!>>>> Install extra apps with apt-get>>>>  Has GPS module>>>> Quadband + GPRS>>>> SD-Slot >>>>    120.7 x 62 x 18.5 (mm)http://www.openmoko....ress/index.htmlhttp://www.openmoko....ko_20061107.txtCosts less then half of what the iPhone costs . . and the carier is free to choose. ;)Apt-get: 10,000+ packages ready to be ported . . . . Request to developers: please port XMMS so I can play shoutcast ;):thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:47 PM

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:49 PM

:thumbsup:  . . . .LOL, nice job Striker !! . . . .   :hysterical:B) Bruno

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:04 PM

I found more info on the geek gadget:http://www.linuxdevi...2986976174.htmlandhttp://www.linuxdevi...2986976174.html:thumbsup: Bruno

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:14 PM

http://www.madpengui...?m=show&id=7710
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:27 PM

I want one.  I want one.  I want one!  :thumbsup:  Sign me up.  I honestly think the iphone is too expensive but this I could really go for it if is half the price.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:42 PM

Bruno;Put me in your auto dial after you have purchased this 'Openmoko' smartphone.  This is the ticketand I believe it will take off.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 07:24 PM

Wow sign me up too, gotta get one of those :'(
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:24 AM

nice, but $350.00Dang

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:33 AM

Sweetness! :'(

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Pfft...chump change; a mere pittance.  The iPhone is $2000 if actually want to use it! >_<[apple fanboy]Ooh, yeah, but the iPhone is so sleek and shiny and it will make you sooo much hipper[/apple fanboy] :)

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 07:17 AM

You are still going to have to pay for the usage on this phone as well. You will only save about $250 over the course of one year, assuming you use comparable plans for voice and data on each phone. Having the SD slot is nice though, but 8GB cards are going to be expensive! Are you really going to save much money going with this phone?Not that I am an Apple fanoboy, but we have to compare these products rationally.Adam
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 02:01 PM

I think every smartphone will cost real money . . . but the fun of this "geek phone" is that you ( later ) can add the functions you want/need with apt-get. And being an opensource project you can be sure that hundreds of clever, handy and nice free software will be available soon. And if you do not like them after installing you remove them just as easy as you installed them.  . . . . . I think that is priceless !! ;) B) Bruno

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:15 PM

Oh, I agree with you, Bruno.... I was simply debating the price issue, which will not be much cheaper in the long run. ;)Adam
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:58 PM

Who says you have to add 8GB?  I'm sure a couple would do fine.  Do you even need the card for it to work properly?  Any time you go to a phone with real web content you are adding a monthly bill of around $40 if all plans are similar.  That is what has stopped me in the past.  I figure when all my daughters (loosely speaking) are out of college then I will be able to justify an expense like this.  That gives me four years to plan before the last of the trio graduates.  ;)
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 10:56 PM

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That is all it has inside for internal non-volatile stoarge. My basis for this was to compare "apples to apples." Since the iPhone comes in 4 and 8GB varieties, it is a good idea to match everything up spec-wise to see what kind of value each will be. The whole draw of the iPhone and smartphone is that you can carry music and movies with you. ;)Adam
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 11:47 PM

Man! I feel so behind the times. I still use one of these... and it doesn't even take pictures. ;)Posted Image
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 03:07 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on Jan 17 2007, 04:47 AM, said:

Man! I feel so behind the times. I still use one of these... and it doesn't even take pictures. B)
LOL . . . well look at it this way: Some Motorola's do run Linux firmware  . . .  .;);) Bruno

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Posted 17 January 2007 - 01:08 PM

There's always a bright side! B)
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Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:42 PM

View PostBruno, on Jan 16 2007, 01:01 PM, said:

I think every smartphone will cost real money . . . but the fun of this "geek phone" is that you ( later ) can add the functions you want/need with apt-get. And being an opensource project you can be sure that hundreds of clever, handy and nice free software will be available soon. And if you do not like them after installing you remove them just as easy as you installed them.  . . . . . I think that is priceless !! :devil: :thumbsup: Bruno
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:52 PM

More news here:http://lists.openmok...ary/001586.html
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:23 PM

Thanks Striker . . . subscribed to the list ;)o:) Bruno

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Posted 12 February 2007 - 07:19 PM

update :http://lwn.net/Articles/221821/
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Posted 15 February 2007 - 04:58 AM

Openmoko goes publichttp://lwn.net/Articles/222183/
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 03:07 PM

B)  any word when, where or how one can get one??
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Posted 13 July 2007 - 04:14 PM

Nope, the latest news item I saw is this one:http://linuxhelp.blo...urce-linux.html
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