OpenMoko phone comparisons
linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Mon Nov 12 12:46:42 CET 2007
On 11 Nov 2007, at 18:06, Giles Jones wrote:
> On 11 Nov 2007, at 17:33, Peter Naulls wrote:
>> For price comparison, the UTC is about $350 and Neo is $450.
> HTC Universal?
> If you want one of these get one, but OpenMoko is far from being as
> reliable and complete as the Windows Mobile OS on it.
I had one of these (an O2 branded XDA IIi, I think) and it was TERRIBLE.
Mine would reboot for no reason - typically when I pressed the button
to answer a call - and generally reminded me of Windows 95 in
stability terms. A friend had an Orange-branded model and had noticed
that he'd received few calls the last couple of days when someone
managed to get him on his landline to say his mobile wasn't working -
it turned out that, whilst the GUI and organiser functions were
working fine, the phone software had crashed and required a reboot.
It'll be a long time before I again buy a device running Windows
Mobile - I didn't realise that Linux work on this platform was so far
advanced as to make it a realistic possibility - but one of my
reasons for desiring a Neo (or an openMoko-compatible device,
generally) is that I can be optimistic that if problems such as these
arise then they will get fixed. For me, this is the joy of OSS.
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