comment of an iphone user

Francesco Cat heartcollector87 at
Sat Aug 23 13:17:59 CEST 2008

BTW: remember that in europe the phone cost "much less" than the
IPhone because 450 $ is changed 320 €, while the IPhone is sold (here
in Italy) at 499€ (1$ -> 1€) for the 8GB version...

2008/8/23 Nishit Dave <stargazer.dave at>:
> On Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Matthias Berse <matthias.berse at>
> wrote:
>> Hi  All,
>> I finally decided to post something to this list I experienced today.
>> I have a collegue I work with who is usually the first to get new cool
>> tech gadgets. Sure enough he got both the first iphone and now just recently
>> the second iphone.
>> After hesitating for some days after getting the freerunner I would show
>> it to him today.
>> He was stunned! He said it feels really good in the hand. Actually thats
>> the kind of feedback most people I know told me immidiately after handing it
>> to them. Also the rubber like finish, he thinks is much better then the
>> finish on the iphone.
>> Sure enough he was blown away by the detail the display shows and really
>> really impressed by the fact that this is all result of an open source
>> project.
>> The boots, well he liked them since he knows... And his comment about the
>> linux kernel messages: Ah the same with a cracked iphone (I never cared to
>> look into iphones that deep).
>> So I think this was really cool since I did not demo much more just boot
>> and tangogps and illume.
>> So let's all get our hands dirty and make the software stack rock solid to
>> make the neo's rock and roll!
>> Openmoko Team keep up the good work!
>> Cheers,
>> Matthias
> Yes, and let's make sure that the basic phone functions work faultlessly out
> of the box so that colleagues don't laugh at our backs (thinking the $450
> purchase was a costly mistake from a rush of hubris).
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