Yummy new CPU/GPU combo

Holger Freyther zecke at openmoko.org
Wed Aug 6 22:40:24 CEST 2008

On Sunday 08 June 2008 02:28:42 Carsten Haitzler wrote:
> On Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:19:08 -0700 Dave O'Connor <doc at skynet.ie> babbled:
> > Just out of interest, why don't other countries get access to these
> > components sooner? Why do Japanese consumers get them first? Do they pay
> > significantly more than the rest on phones so they're a better market
> > for manufacturers or could openmoko steal a lead here in the rest of the
> > world?
> >
> > Might it be an idea to appeal to these component manufacturers
> > competitive sides and say "if you give us the specs to write open
> > drivers we can give you sales in the rest of the world"?
> japanese phones are all about tech specs - and that's it. well that and
> looking sexy (nice design/cases). usability is pretty poor. their software
> and ui's are atrocious mostly. but that doesn't matter because they can do
> the "i'm cooler than you. my phone has more pixels!" (irrespective if they
> can even use more than 10% of the features of the phone, nor see the pixels
> they have so many of...) :)

Hehe, I was surprised that they could market products because they use one 
sort of freescale's arm cores... funny people.


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