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

Chris Fazekas cfazekas at
Mon Jun 4 19:23:38 CEST 2007

I do work for the fellow who own's, and I
know he has a personal contact with the guy named... Leo Laporte from

Maybe if I can get my hands on a demo of the Neo1973, I can get it on TV?

Thoughts?  Contact me directly if needed.



On 6/4/07, Varga-Háli Dániel <vargadanis at> wrote:
> Hey!
> I am a Hungarian exchange student right now and I think I could help
> you by sending in a couple articles about OpenMoko to some Hungarian
> tech papers. Hungary (in general) is very opened to Linux (go to
> Google Trends and search for Linux) and it has got a strong Un*x like
> OS lover community. Hungary could be a strong market of OpenMoko. If
> you have any existing articles, I could translate it into hungarian
> and put it into press. Also I am just about to start a Hungarian
> OpenMoko Community site. :)
> Regards,
> Dan
> On 6/4/07, el jefe delito <eljefedelito at> wrote:
> > 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
> > platform?
> >
> > 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....
> >
> > Thoughts?
> >
> > --
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> >
> >
> > 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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