OpenMoko - We Need HYPE, and we need it yesterday!

el jefe delito eljefedelito at
Mon Jun 4 18:27:38 CEST 2007

Regardless of where the hardware and software are right now, I would imagine
that they both will be further along come release date.  But, outside of
this community and the few people that remember us telling them about the
FIC Neo1973 and the OpenMoko platform, who knows about this phone or

Slashdot and NYTimes and many other sites have articles about the Apple
iPhone, but very rarely is the Neo1973 mentioned.  We, the OpenMoko
community, are interested in these articles too (I would imagine), and yet
no one ever posts a comment about the Neo1973 (except me, it seems).  If we
don't get the mainstream press to write about the Neo1973, we (or FIC) are
going to have a difficult time selling devices and getting out there.  If
they (press) won't write about the Neo1973, the least we can do is mention
the Neo1973 in the reader comments, with a link to the wiki.

Here is one such article from just this weekend.  The iPhone will be getting
a lot of coverage, and as different as the two philosophies may be, the
average person on the street will see the two phones as very similar.  If we
have a great feature comparison, why not let people know??

I hope that we can start to create some buzz about this product!  Being
open, being able to work with multiple service providers, being unlocked,
being cheaper, being higher-resolution... all of these are benefits that we
must PROMOTE.  The quicker we can post on an article, the higher on the
Comments list we will be and the more reads that comment will get.  No one
reads Comment #154267....


start using Free software
It's a matter of Liberty not Price:
  "Free Software exists to free you from the artificial constraints set by
Apple and Microsoft.  Free software is Unrestricted software.  Get Free."
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