given the OpenMoko Challenges...

Mikko Rauhala mjrauhal at
Fri Feb 16 01:05:06 CET 2007

to, 2007-02-15 kello 23:24 +0000, Kenshin kirjoitti:
> ... what are the chances of getting a camera? ^_^

Oh sheesh, give the developers a break. A chance of that is about nil
for the first model at this point, and that, to me, sounds a lot like
salt when it's rubbed into the wounds of bad luck with improvements and

> I think that not having a camera is a "serious" technologic setback
> and loses some points to the competition.

Loses "some" points, sure. A serious setback with a lot of point loss?
More doubtful. Sure, there's a group that likes their camera phones, but
it's not really _that_ big a deal for a lot of people, and for those who
like their pics not very fuzzy, there's handy dedicated cameras (many of
which would probably interface with the Moko nicely; as such cameras
have their own internal powersources, if their software isn't confused
by not getting power from the USB port, some might work with a straight
USB cable for eg. sending the pics away via GPRS).

We as a community just need to create cool enough applications to
minimize the people for whom it's a dealbreaker, until such time that
hopefully there will be several OpenMoko phones to choose from, some
with *sigh* the camera bit. Maybe I'd even buy one; it _would_ enable
barcode scanner apps :]

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