OpenMoko devices and Mac OS X

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at
Sun Jan 21 14:40:59 CET 2007

* Steve Nicholson <steve.nicholson at> [070121 03:12]:
> On 20/01/2007, at 6:32 PM, Kent Karlsson wrote:
> >On 20 jan 2007, at 14.14, Renaissance Man wrote:
> >
> >>On 20 Jan 2007, at 9:55 pm, Kent Karlsson wrote:
> >>
> >>>Awesome to see so much people ready to jump on the job to get it working with Mac. That was supposed to be my first thing to make sure as well but it seems like I'm not really 
> >>>alone.
> >>>
> >>>Looking forward to this so much. =)
> >>
> >>Same. Except I hope it eventually has the "just works" factor (i.e you can just load the software and it just works, without needing to be a hacker to get it to work correctly, etc) 
> >>like iSync does for me now. I reckon a lot of Mac-users like me will go for OpenMoko instead of iPhone if OpenMoko can be demonstrated to do that.
> >
> >Which pretty much means that when the developer release hits the streets we happy hackers will make sure it works for us and when it is polished a bit, perhaps around public release 
> >even, it will be available as a download on our favourite site.
> >
> >I don't mind being the one who makes sure it just works for normal users and I bet I'm not alone in the sentiment.
> Good to hear there are developers keen on making the "it just works"  work for normal users, I'm moving more and more from a technical geek to a just need it to work for me user:-).  
> Also very pleasing to see there is a lot of Mac users interested in this project. I assume many others will find this project as I did after been disillusioned by the Iphone and 
> looking for something else that will fill the need of a phone that will allow me to share my Mac apps and data I chose with my phone.  Looking forward to a phone that allows me to use 
> it the way I want to use it, can take it with me every where I go (different countries) and swap SIM for the local carrier so I don't get hosed by roaming charges etc.  Now there is an 
> idea, program the ability to copy SIM card profiles so I can switch between SIMs with out physically inserting it when I need it.  Not sure how possible that is, don't know enough 
> about how the SIM cards work.

SIM == Subscriber Identity Module. Don't think copying will work.

Well, technically the SIM provides the cryptographic secrets that are
needed to logon onto the GSM network. Don't think you can copy it, BUT
there are a number of options:

a) put the SIM physically into the phone:

b) use BT's new SIM access profile. Now it would be useful to have
small battery power SIM-access BT server boxes, albeit I fear that
would need cooperation from the GSM module.


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