What should be included in packaging
michael at openmoko.org
Mon Apr 14 22:31:04 CEST 2008
I'm working on the "official" documentation, and this topic will
certainly be covered.
The official documentation will not be on the wiki, for this reason.
Regarding power issues, it turns out it's very hard to nail this down. I
have been gathering information and hope soon to have it all collected.
Kevin Dean wrote:
> I'll add it at some point. The reason I haven't is because right now
> the Fast Charge applet isn't part of the Openmoko stack. A default
> image of Openmoko doesn't support this charger in fast mode (which is
> the ONLY think I'm concerened about, frankly).
> And... This might show my own biases, but I can't STAND wiki. The
> general consensus among "commoners" is that, because wiki can be
> changed by anyone, they're unreliable. I know this isn't the case, and
> i do assume that the vast majority of people are doing things with
> good intention, but having OFFICIAL documentation on a wiki is about
> as good for the "average consumer" as having no documentation at all.
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:54 PM, Tim Shannon <shannon.timothy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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>
>>>> 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
>>>> > 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:
>>>> No need to buy another Neo to get a new pen ;-)
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