new iphone

Brandon Kruse admteamkruz at
Mon Jun 2 07:18:41 CEST 2008

Iphone's suck.

Sent from my iPhone


On Jun 1, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Christian Benke <benkokakao at>  

> Good evening!
> So who of you is thinking about buying the new iphone instead of an
> openmoko in case the technical specs really improve(3G, better
> resolution)?
> I'd love to have a open smartphone, but there are so many compromises
> with the openmoko project(hardware lacks, formfactor,
> unfinished software) and the timing for the release is bad  
> unfortunately
> (on the other side the people interested in openmoko are not
> necessarily interested in the iphone - However

It is really a matter of supporting the community and helping the  
product launch. Apple has tons of developers, a big fanboy base, and  
lots of software already written

I think I speak on behalf of the community when I say we are here for  
the long run, to help, and see the product grow into an everyday  
apperance when you are walking around.

I, for one, dont go jumping on iPhone mailing lists trying to enhance  
the product as I am at the very end of the food chain.

Its a great oppurtunity to help and get involved and be unique :)

My .2 cents :)

> , i guess there will be
> some people who drop the idea of buying a moko after next weeks apple
> conference...)
> I feel bad about this decision, i'm not willing to use proprietary
> software anywhere in my environment, neither work nor private, but the
> hardware side of the iphone is presumably better(3G, bigger screen)  
> and
> the software is just _ready_. I'm kind of in a dilemma right now, on
> the one hand i know i'll hate the closeness of OSX at some point (Just
> like it happened with Windows 7 years ago) and would love to be able  
> to
> do what i want with my smartphone, on the other hand i'm not a
> developer (i do some scripting but i'm far from any serious software
> hacking) and i don't have the skills to fix annoying bugs and will  
> have
> to wait another few months till the software is in a useable state
> and a freerunner could get a expensive toy for me if development is  
> not
> accelerating as fast as i expect it to after the release :-(
> I guess the freerunner will not get available in the next week so i  
> can
> still decide, probably i'm lucky and all the speculations about the
> iphone are untrue(only 3G is not a (OM-)dealbreaker for me) ;-)
> My favourite would still be a Nokia E70 with a useable linux-OS, i
> just loved the gullwing formfactor - if just Symbian wasn't such a
> crutch, and a bit more RAM would also not hurt on the E70...
> my 2 cents
> Christian
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