No more optimization team

Sam Kuper sam.kuper at
Wed Dec 17 13:02:05 CET 2008

2008/12/10 t m <ttb.1001 at>

> The goal of the optimization team was getting us a workable phone. I've
> installed the testing version yesterday and run into a lot of issues (echo,
> buzz, not able to wake up)
> I love the idea of this phone, the openness, the capabilities, but my
> patience has been stretched beyond tolerance. I have waited more than 2
> years for an open phone. Now I have one, I can't use it and I will probably
> have to wait another half year before the phone will be able to do what any
> basic phone should be capable of.
> It is frustrating to see the appearance of great phones like HTC touch or
> even an iPhone that can do not only basic stuff, but also have the fun part
> from day one.
> Android phones are starting to appear. The HTC G1 is not available yet (in
> the Netherlands), but will be soon. It might not be as open as Openmoko, but
> it works, has got great features and it is open enough for me..

I opted for the G1, partly for the reasons you've given, but mainly because
it turned out to be available as a free upgrade from my old handset. I can't
say I'm terribly happy with it. I haven't had my hands on a Freerunner yet
for comparison, but depending upon what you want to do with your phone, you
may find that the Freerunner gets there first, or has already got there.

> If anyone in the Netherlands is interested in buying my Freerunner please
> contact me. I'm not a good advocate for the movement anymore, it will
> probably will be better if someone with a fresh attitude owns it.

Based on my experience owning a G1, I'd suggest you try out whatever phone
you're planning to use instead before you ditch your Freerunner. Also look
at the forums, etc, to see some of the issues people are having. There's no
perfect phone out there at the moment.
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