Any OS X developers out there working with OpenMoko?

Bobby Martin bobbymartin2 at
Fri Jan 25 18:12:20 CET 2008

OK, I see that FreeRunner doesn't have the case, or the stand, and currently
doesn't have the software.

How else is FreeRunner "not close" to hitting the mark?  There is a TON of
work to be done on the software side, and I'm not entirely convinced
openmoko is the answer, but what's wrong with the device?  The lack of a
case & a stand seems like it's pretty trivially correctable...

Bobby aka wurp

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> From: <alan at>
> To: "List for OpenMoko community discussion" <community at
> >
> Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2008 02:31:00 -0800
> Subject: Re: Any OS X developers out there working with OpenMoko?
> > Is my impression wrong or have you all already bought an iPodTouch or
> > iPhone and waits for the SDK?
> >
> > Please raise your hands...
> >
> > Nikolaus (hns)
> (Hand is raised.)
> Guilty as charged.  As I have mentioned before,  the iPhone is a "Golden
> Form Factor" device.  I think of it more as a "Quarter Tablet Personal
> Computer" than as a phone these days.
> Then why do I stay subscribed to the OpenMoko list you ask?
> I dream.
> I dream of the day that some company will realise that I (and about 6
> billion other guys) are willing to pay many hundreds of dollars for a
> device
> that:
> ...duplicates the iPhone's form factor, screen resolution, control layout
> and other basic features and functionality.
> ...duplicates or betters the iPhone's battery performance.
> ...has an integrated non-slip silicone jacketed case.
> ...has and integrated GPS receiver, or comes with a Bluetooth remote one.
> ...supports an IR or Bluetooth portable keyboard.
> ...has an integrated "Picture Frame" type angle stand that will let you
> sit
> the device on a flat surface in portrait or landscape mode securely.
> ...runs open software like OpenMoko.
> Sorry, but FreeRunner does not come close to hitting this mark.
> Hopefully, FIC has secretly squirreled dozens of engineers away in bomb
> proof caverns deep inside the mighty Swiss alps who are feverishly slaving
> away on thier iPhone killer at this very moment and are mere minutes away
> from stunning the whole world with their amazing achievement.
> Or maybe not.
> So I continue to dream my dreamy little dreams.
> Alan
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