Reactions From Other People to News of OpenMoko

Richi Plana myopenmoko at
Fri Jan 26 18:20:52 CET 2007

This should be put on the Wiki under Advocacy (or similar):

On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 09:16 +0000, Andrew Loughran wrote:
> If anyone needs examples of how phones connect behind ones back, I can provide a fair few.
> I had the O2 XDA Orbit.  It looks like a smashing phone, but the software on it lets it down massively.
> The carrier have changed the software's functionality, so even when you disable GPRS connection (like putting the phone into flight mode, but with just GPRS) the software turns it back on.  This led to a bill of £26 after just 5 days of having the phone.  Needless to say, the phone went back, and I'm now sitting on my hands until I graduate from Uni, carry on my professional career, and hopefully get my hands on the neo1973 in September.  I must say, the experience with integrated GPS was probably the best thing about the phone.  I had to visit a client - the GPS took me to the nearest car park, then I was able to use walk mode to find my way right to their front door.  I had a handheld GPS before, which one couldn't really use to the same extent.


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