P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org
Tue Jul 10 04:18:55 CEST 2007
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Press releases http://www.openmoko.com/press-index.html is a circular
link with no substantive content.
Color choices - appear to be White or Orange, but nothing on the order
page allows a choice to be made. Reports before the list died indicate
concern about this.
Carrying case link:
Leads to the same page as the phone link.
No clear indication of level of software/hardware functionality on
either .com or .org sites.
No obvious links or search results from FIC site at
http://www.fic.com.tw/ (which was also down earlier today).
http://projects.openmoko.org/ gives the impression that very little is
working. Last "Recently Registered" project dated 4/18/2007. Last
"Latest News" 4/23/2007. Zero job openings in any category.
Things are looking bad for the good guys, or at least not real good.
On the plus side, seems to be quite a lot of press buzz, per Google news
search; albeit with substantial doubts raised about carrier acceptance.
I know this is a developer model and I thought I was prepared to jump
in, but am now in wait-and-see mode.
Hope to see the web sites and lists improve, and some better statement
of what functionality early adopters/developers can expect to see, as
well as better info on what does not currently work. I would really
like to see OpenMoko/Neo1973 succeed, but can't bring myself to invest
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