external add-ons?

Attila Csipa plists at prometheus.org.yu
Fri Jan 12 00:28:13 CET 2007

On Thursday 11 January 2007 19:56, Atlasz wrote:
> > significantly less bulky and likely cheaper than assembling these
> > components 'by hand'. As somebody mentioned, it could be in a form of
> It can be done
> and the components are not expensive. But it's not for everybody and
> takes some time to make it working and look somehow at the same time.

Exactly, that's why I said that _assembling_ the whole stuff would be cheaper, 
not the components :) Not to mention the bulk/QoM factor. Only a handful of 
people would likely venture to do such a thing by themselves (even with part 
lists and PCB sketches), and while it would likely get on hw-hack-of-the-day 
or even slashdot, it would IMHO likely make zero impact on global OpenMoko 
and/or Neo1973 acceptance even among developers. That's where a hardware 
vendors support comes handy - as you yourself said you would consider it even 
if you could build it yourself (same goes for the whole OpenMoko story, it's 
not about the pretty high number of linux/hw hackers, who could, in theory, 
given enough time, make a linux powered/assisted GSM phone, but about the 
uncomparably lower number of people who actually DID invest their experience, 
time and last but not least, money, to bring this project to life).

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