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Graham.Williams at togaware.com
Sat Oct 13 05:03:52 CEST 2007
Not quite true that you can't make calls! Many have been making calls
and messaging. Just not all that easy (e.g., using ssh/command line
However, I have been using the Neo as my main phone for making and
receiving phone calls and messaging for a couple of weeks now using
the Qtopia image (http://www.qtopia.net/modules/devices/openmoko.php).
It is quite reliable and it does demonstrate that the hardware (at
least this part of it) does work!
But the future is OpenMoko and it is slowly getting there.
Received Sat 13 Oct 2007 12:09pm +1000 from Ryan Prior:
> The fact is that the "first version" was put out early so that hardware
> hackers and developers could get their hands on the phone in advance. The
> hardware is simply not ready for consumers, but hopefully with the help of
> all the people who have bought the hardware and are hacking on it we will
> have a good product when GTA02 is launched. GTA02 will use the same
> software, and the things that benefit the GTA01 will carry over to the GTA02
> -- the difference is that the GTA02 will have better hardware, allowing it
> to be more useful and competitive in the marketplace. More hardware options
> is a good thing, and the software will improve -- so buy a phone now and get
> hacking, start writing software on your own computer and wait to buy
> hardware, or just sit it out and wait for the consumer-ready product to come
> out (in about a year, by my relatively uneducated estimation).
> Hope that clears up the current state of things a bit.
> On 10/12/07, Doug Sutherland <doug at proficio.ca> wrote:
> > I have not purchased a Neo yet but I bid on one and ebay and lost.
> > Just wanted to say, I hope that the focus on making calls is top
> > on the priority list. It seems a bit bizarre that there is another
> > version in the works when you can't make calls on the first. It
> > would make more sense to get the basics of calling working on
> > version one before even talking about WIFI and accelerometers.
> > A phone that cannot make calls: not a phone!
> > -- Doug
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