Clarification Rant

Peter A Trotter peter.trotter at
Wed Jun 6 09:38:28 CEST 2007

Hold on chaps.

Every phone I have bought since I started using them (circa 98 - late
starter, I know) has been heavily subsidised or more recently free. In fact
in the UK it is hard to pick up a decent contract (plenty of minutes/texts
and free internet) without getting a free phone. I tried once and it was
more hassle then it was worth. You certainly wouldn't get a discount for it!
So I always pick up the most expensive/useful handset at the time and now
have a collection. I'm so fed up with WM series that those ones either run
linux or collect dust.
<heckle>Get to the point!</heckle>
Well, if your phone economy is anything like the UK stop waiting - go get a
new phone and a new contract ASAP. It will be free and you will be paying
for the neo unsubsidised whichever way you work it.
That is exactly what I did. However, I will also be buying P1 hardware and
P2 hardware. I believe that phones can be better then WM and intend to help
make sure that openmoko is a step in the right direction.

Ryan, with any luck you'll be able to get one on a subsidised contract
within 2 years. Also, when I get P2 hardware I'd likely be happy to ship the
P1 over to you ;)

On 06/06/07, Ryan Prior <piratehead at> wrote:
> I'm in the same situation. I need a phone, no question. The Neo 1973 is
> the phone I want, no question. The question is this: will the Neo1973 with
> WiFi be available by the time I cannot live without a phone for any longer?
> If the answer is no, I will be really disappointed, and it will probably be
> another two years before I will be able to economically justify a Neo1973.
> It isn't that I'm threatening anything... I love the concept of OpenMoko and
> plan to develop software for it, even if I can't get my hands on one. I wish
> the hardware team the best of luck, and I look forward to life in the
> trenches with the software team.
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