FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

steve steve at
Mon Apr 14 03:30:22 CEST 2008

Well the customer charger is identified by a 47 ohm resistor it has.

Go review the list for discussion about the charger issue. Michael Shiloh
has some
Good posts on it.

So, initially I'm shipping a fast charger. I leave OPEN the option to change
My mind on this AFTER the community is served. Based on feedback from the



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of "Marco Trevisan
Sent: Sunday, April 13, 2008 5:25 PM
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Subject: Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update

steve ha scritto:
>   This is a very difficult issue. . Let me Nutshell it.

Imho, not so much!

>   1. We have a custom charger that can fast charge the phone.
>   2. Standard usb chargers will work just fine.
> [CUT]
> Some people philosophically believe we shouldn't do custom chargers.
> So, I get to sort through this. But to begin with the early adopters, 
> the developers.

This is a too restricted view imho, but I respect it. Anyway I simply think
that the custom chargers aren't so bad if you publish their specs.
Also the freerunner itself is a custom/non-standard device but people simply
is waiting for it!

> Who buy the phone first, will get a fast charger.

Ok, I hope to be one of these so, but I really think that you shouldn't add
this limitation (especially if you hope to sell Freerunner also to people
actually addicted to this community).

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