Sean interviewed at LinuxWorld

Giles Jones giles.jones at
Sat Aug 11 21:08:35 CEST 2007

On 11 Aug 2007, at 19:54, Steven ** wrote:

> Quoth the article:
> However, Moss-Pultz said he is confident that the extreme openness  
> of the OpenMoko platform will attract developers and that the  
> developers' applications will attract users.  "Initially, it'll be  
> for savvy users and people who have used open-source products like  
> Firefox," he said. "But I think we're just six months away from  
> being mainstream. When you allow the user to put exactly what they  
> want on the device, you exponentially increase the device's value.  
> I'm confident we can do it."
> 6 months?  That's a good sign that they aren't expecting too much  
> of a delay for GTA02!

Typical Gartner response in that interview. Who are these industry  
analysts anyway? they just seem to state the obvious. Smartphones  
aren't mainstream, aren't they like 25% of the market maximum? You  
need to be over 50% to be even considered mainstream.

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