comparing Apples and Oranges $199 iPhone Freerunner GTA02

arne anka openmoko at
Tue Jun 10 18:02:34 CEST 2008

> So, how does the Freerunner UI stand in front of the iPhone's ?
> What about the MobileMe initiative ? Do we have anything like that ?
> I checked both openmoko and maemo, and Im more and more afraid of how
> far we are (we = the FOSS people) from Apple and Google.

why should "we" compete with apple in this respect?
i never understood the hype for 3d desktop thingumabob (compiz/aigle or  
whatever it is called now), animated icons or that stuff -- it usually  
only eats cpu and memory w/o offering real benefits, it's just eye candy.
while i don't underestimate the importance of those gimmicks in marketing  
i still like to think the users targetd by the openmoko are above this  
tinsel, glitz and glass beads ;-)

imho the palm os ui has still its merits and while improvable its far  
better then f ex windows ce -- i had no chance to check iphone's way of  
navigation, but i am convinced, if there is any good somebody will  
implement somthing sismilar for us :-)

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