Gphone and 850, perspectives
lists at mason.ch
Thu Nov 8 18:08:37 CET 2007
I want to apologize for this post. This post has nothing to do with
community. It is just insulting to many people. I was wrong to post this
and I hope the people who felt insulted will accept my apology. Stupid
posts like mine are something that just drive people apart and that is NOT
community. Sometimes I wish I could have never said something. Now is one
of those times.
On 11/8/07, Randall Mason <lists at mason.ch> wrote:
> iPhone doesn't have GPS, so how does that fit your mythical project?
> GPS works in the US. It is a US invention. It is owned by the US. It is
> run by the US. We donate it to the world. Why would it not work in the
> US? It works EVERYWHERE, that's why it's called Global Positioning System.
> How are there so many people who know so little about cell phones, GPS,
> and PDAs that claim to be supporting projects on this phone? How did you
> convince your company to start these projects? Why was Michael's initial
> post saying that 850MHz is not supported because of hardware layout not
> enough? How do people decide that they want quad band phones without
> knowing what they really are and why they would want them (besides "wow,
> quad band works everywhere, right? Great, I'll just get quad band so I never
> have to think!")?
> On 11/8/07, admin at mmri.us <admin at mmri.us> wrote:
> > We were willing to wait for the commercial version to start our
> > development, but if that is not going to be functional in the USA in
> > remote areas like other cellphones, then it is lights-out for any
> > possible future vendor here in the USA who want to incorporate this in
> > to an existing product line.
> > Thats a fact not a wine.
> > I will get a development kit from Apple and live with it.
> > Our products need a gps/phone/computer system as an add-on and it cant
> > wait past January 2008.
> > If the GPS works great I will buy it as a PDA in future once it is
> > released.
> > This morning the project using the NEO was canned, reasons are, ever
> > shifting timetables and secondly, too much risk when the rug is pulled
> > from under your feet by FIC suddenly not supporting US frequency bands,
> > while there are other alternatives such as Iphone available with a
> > development kit that might meet our development scenario -- (about
> > just).
> > Unfortunately rural access is crucial for our applications, so it just
> > became a no-no.
> > Anyway thanks to all for the input, and the NEO was a great idea till
> > now, unfortunately it does not seem if it will be available in a working
> > state within the next year here in the USA.
> > All of luck with OpenMoko.
> > Bye.
> > Pietro "m0nt0" Montorfano wrote:
> > > admin at mmri.us ha scritto:
> > >> In this case it is a very valid issue and definitely not a complaint
> > >> or a whine.
> > >> It basically tanks one of the largest consumer bases and it tanks my
> > >> project in my company until I find something else.
> > > Well the man at FIC (Michael) said that this issue is being evaluated,
> > > i'm not associated with fic in any way so anything i'm writing is
> > > because i've read the mails coming from this mailing list.
> > >
> > >> You left out one important part in your mail below.
> > > No, i've left anything because the subject of this mail is regarding
> > > the 850MHz issue, GPS is not involved with it.
> > Well, then add in the WIKI that GPS will still work in NA, else it only
> > makes matters worse for marketing and is misleading by not disclosing
> > all the features that will work..
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