OpenMoko project future - Dreamliner vs. 737
Kevin at k-wh.de
Tue Apr 8 09:27:31 CEST 2008
You really should host your pictures on your own server and not include
it out of a forum.
http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=5358 is used
in http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Letux%20380 )
So users have to register in that forum to see the picture in your
shop... not really useful :)
Am Dienstag, den 08.04.2008, 08:16 +0200 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus
> To all those who are frustrated.
> First of all, please note the recent message from Steve that the
> Freerunner is already in production rampup (PVT), i.e. the hardware
> engineering phase is finished. Usually this means just weeks and no
> longer months until sales can start.
> But taking your picture of "liftoff", and knowing about all those
> eagerly waiting members on this list who have expected something
> different, I have worked on a solution for those who have different
> needs than the Freerunner will fulfill.
> The best result so far is sort of a "737" Open Linux PDA-Smartphone
> (when compared to the Neo "Dreamliner"). While the alternate device
> lacks WiFi, GPS, USB-Host and the latest kernels, it comes with
> * Quadband (800/850/1800/1900)
> * a 1.3Mpix camera
> * a builtin telescpoe pen
> * weights just 90g
> * is mature (i.e. end-user ready incl. power management) and
> * runs Qtopia (not the latest one) out of the box.
> I am in discussion with the manufacturer about the SDK and the
> limitations of openness. But what I have already tried with the sample
> devices is that it is really possible to install and run Sharp Zaurus
> binaries and cross-compile some code.
> Since I don't know if discussing alternatives to the Openmoko fits
> into the rules of this list, please send me a private mail (mailto:hns at computer.org
> ) if you are interested, or follow the links in the signature.
> With kind regards,
> Nikolaus Schaller
> PS: we plan to add both, the Freerunner and this alternate device to
> our shop so you have more choice
> Am 07.04.2008 um 23:58 schrieb Ron K. Jeffries:
> > OpenMoko is a brilliant concept. I hope to buy a Freerunner
> > when it's relatively safe to go in the water.
> > Before we jump down the throats of those who express
> > some frustration about how the release schedule has
> > taken longer than we all hoped, here's my non-emotional
> > comment in support of those who are frustrated.
> > I do no know why, but the OpenMoko project
> > (Hardware and software) objectively is dragging
> > out. From the sidelines, it is difficult to judge
> > whether this VIRTUOUS project will or will
> > not achieve liftoff, or will crash off
> > the end of the runway.
> > yes, absolutely, developing in a fully open
> > environment means everybody knows each
> > and every wart along the way. Apple and Steve Jobs
> > did not have that burden, nor do Nokia, or LG,
> > Samsung, Motorola.
> > BUT the OpenMoko project likely does not have
> > enough financial capital and human
> > resource to accomplish its lofty ambitions.
> > I passionately hope I am TOTALLY WRONG. But the
> > track record to date is "dodgy" at best.
> > --
> > Ron K. Jeffries
> > http://blog.eronj.com
> > http://twitter.com/rjeffries
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