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giles.jones at zen.co.uk
Sun Jul 22 21:50:22 CEST 2007
On 22 Jul 2007, at 20:31, Adam Krikstone wrote:
> Open means something to developers but it is meaningless to
> customers. You have to show customers what that means; flash demo/
> QEMU of package management system and included applications. If
> you just say the phone is open and can do X, Y, Z without
> demonstrating, openmoko will fail to get the general public.
> I've already said before what the unique selling point should be.
> AGPS should be the complete focus after a stable build is
> complete. In the US providers and manufacturers can not compete.
> Cingular and Tmobile do not have any aGPS deployed; you can add a
> GPS puk but that is another device and at minimum $99 extra. On
> the CDMA side VZW, SPCS, Alltel, USCC, all charge about $10/month
> for this service. There are a few devices that have autonomous GPS
> but they can not compete with the battery life or FTTF of aGPS or
> the sheer amount of applications offered the Openmoko.
> AGPS is where focus needs to be. This natural (and free)
> comparative advantage needs to be developed to attract new
> developers and customers.
Unfortunately people will want Tomtom, much of the other stuff is
useless to most people.
You need GPS turn by turn routing to bring in the masses.
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