comparing Apples and Oranges $199 iPhone Freerunner GTA02

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at
Tue Jun 10 23:42:30 CEST 2008

2008/6/10 Ron K. Jeffries <rjeffries at>:
> [I trust this will not initiate a flame war.] Please?
> iPhone v2 announced today. I'd like to understand
> on a hardware basis ONLY (I grok the value of
> free and open source) how does
> the entry level $199 iPhone with 4GB
> compare with Freerunner GTA02.
> where I get lost is how much RAM iPhone
> has vs Freerunner. I realize I can buy

i remember reading somewhere that the iphone's os can't run multiple
applications at once - sorry no source for this. did i get this right,
if i did, that's a major bonus to om/freerunner?

plus, can the iphone use usb in host mode? can i plug in a usb flash
drive, or an external modem?

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