Software Status - Shall I buy or shall I wait?
lpotter at trolltech.com
Tue Jul 1 22:14:35 CEST 2008
Ingmar RIeger wrote:
> I'm watching the OpenMoko Project for more than a year. And now with a
> available Phone with W-Lan I'm thinking, if I shall buy it now. I often
> read the list the last weeks but not everything is clear to me now. I'll
> write a list of Questions what isn't clear for me now and I'm hopping,
> you can help me.
> 1.) How long is the battery life? Can I use the FreeRunner a hole day if
> I only use little MP3, maybe a short phone call and maybe a little time
> GPS? And are there batteries available which could be charged in the FR?
> I often read that Nokia batteries are utilizable but not chargeable.
> 2.) Whats the state of the software? I mean both, the "normal" software
> and the ASU one. Is it possible to make and recive calls with both? This
> would be the most important thing if some other functions work. And
> which of the following things is working on which version of the
Speaking for Qtopia phone (not ASU, thats really not Qtopia), phone
calls and sms have worked since the first week I got a neo1973.
> 3.) Is there a browser which basically works and which can use a proxy?
Qtopia 4.4 will have a working web browser.
> 4.) Is there a working application for GPS logging/tracking? I'm a
> OpenStreetMap-User and I want to contribute with the FR.
There is a third party application, open citymap which runs on Qtopia. I
will try to compile it for gta0*
There is also a GPS example app in Qtopia, but that just spits out
lat/long coords. If you are really good, you can navigate that way.
> 5.) Is there a working MP3-Player with basic functions? This is one of
> the most use cases for me.
Qtopia phone does. :) Haven't tried it lately, but will test today.
> 6.) Is there a funambol-connector for the addressbook and the callender
> or is somebody working on it?
Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Software Engineer, Systems Group, Trolltech, a Nokia company
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