What should be included in packaging (was: Re: FreeRunner Pricing and PVT update)

Tim Shannon shannon.timothy at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 19:54:53 CEST 2008

That's a good idea, but for the most part that "approved" stamp can be
fulfilled through the wiki.  I'm sure there is already list of compatible
hardware / devices that work with the NEO.  I suggest you add your iGo
charger to that list.

On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:15 PM, Kevin Dean <kevin at foreverdean.info> wrote:

> I'm in the same position as Bobby. I use my Neo as my primary phone as
> well as my digital media player. I haven't touched the lanyard or the
> pouch since I took them out of the box.
> But I also don't use my stylus. My stylus was neat in the beginning,
> because I could use it to play with my cats, but as a functional part
> of the Neo I find it a hinderance.
> I bring this up because I think it MIGHT be relevant. The Neo doesn't
> have a slot for a stylus. In the discussion of what will be an
> accessory and what will be part of the package, I think the stylus is
> the only one that has an actual impact to the software. If the stylus
> is NOT included in the box, the software should be written in a way to
> not need it. I'd personally be QUITE happy with this but I'm pretty
> sure there are many people who would disagree. But if the software
> won't be thumb oriented, the stylus is NOT an accessory.
> I like Bobby's idea, the "click here to buy this accessory" but I
> think Steve has pretty much ruled that out. Openmoko isn't going to
> purchase and stock items without a profit and if it did that, it would
> be passing unneeded expense to the customer.
> What I think is the most prudent method to take is to have an openmoko
> branded "Approved" stamp. This could be community OR vendor initiated.
> I know that my iGo charger works without issue on the Neo with the
> Check Fast Charge applet. I see no reason that Openmoko couldn't
> recommend this on the site once the product goes mainstream. It would
> allow the customer to make their own decisions, still leave a TON of
> options, let the customer pick the best price and ensure a decently
> high level of quality.
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Marcus Bauer <marcus.bauer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2008-04-14 at 10:33 -0500, Bobby Martin wrote:
> >
> >  > I lost the stylus (it's way too cool; if you forget it at a
> restaurant
> >  > or something, you don't get a call asking if you want it back :-)
> >
> >  They are $3 a piece w/ shipping included if you take ten.
> >
> >  For example this one here:
> >
> >
> http://cgi.ebay.com/10-x-4in1-Red-LASER-Pointer-LED-Torch-PDA-Stylus-PEN_W0QQitemZ220223455957QQihZ012QQ
> >
> >
> >  No need to buy another Neo to get a new pen ;-)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  _______________________________________________
> >  Openmoko community mailing list
> >  community at lists.openmoko.org
> >  http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community
> >
> _______________________________________________
> Openmoko community mailing list
> community at lists.openmoko.org
> http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/community/attachments/20080414/18b53992/attachment.htm 

More information about the community mailing list