FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??

Jonathon Suggs jsuggs at
Tue Mar 18 15:20:36 CET 2008

This isn't another negative post about the delays, I promise.

I have loosely followed this project since somewhere around the middle
of last year.  There were delays, they didn't tell/inform us.   It was
very frustrating because I was in a situation like yours...I really
needed a new phone and I wanted to wait it out.

My honest suggestion is to not wait, but go out and get a phone that
will either make you happy now or just one that can "live with."  I'm
currently *extremely* happy with my N95!

Why?  Don't know your exact situation but my guess is that even when the
FreeRunner is initially released it isn't going to be completely
polished anyway.  So rather than get all frustrated (and build some
resentment toward the project like I did) don't put an artificial
timeframe on them...they will release the hardware when it is ready, not
when you are ready for the hardware.

Besides, now that I am not in "need" of a phone I can be more supportive
and fell less compelled to complain.  Also, having a second phone is
going to be a good thing in case you manage to somehow screw up the
software.  Last thing, I don't want to hear the I can't afford two new
phones argument.  You are looking at dropping >$400 on a
another ~$25-100 is NOT that much of a difference.

-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn <shelbydz87 at>
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Subject: Re: FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:17:39 -0700 (PDT)

Delayed another 6 months is a deal breaker for me. If I can get a
Freerunner that is hardware stable, makes phonecalls and does most phone
functions in a month or two, I'll be fine, otherwise I'm gonna have to
start looking at other devices. My current phone is on it's last leg and
it's time to upgrade. 

----- Original Message ----
From: Ben Burdette <bburdette at>
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Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2008 4:53:22 PM
Subject: Re: FreeRunner delayed a further 6 months?!?!??

JW wrote:
> On 14/03/2008, Tom Cooksey <thomas.cooksey at> wrote:
>> Please, PLEASE tell me this is not true? Or at least it's the
consumer version >that's delayed?
> Is this just not sowing seeds of realism along previous lines...?
> FreeRunner hardware release in spring 08.....
> Polished software not available til much later....
I guess it comes down to your definition of "slightly".  To me
earlier" than 6 months from now is more like 5 months from now, not 1
2 months from now.  That would put the gta02 dev release into august.  
However, this article doesn't have a direct quote from a FIC 
representative, so something may have been lost in the retelling.  I'm 
looking forward to some clarification of this, as I was under the 
impression that gta02 hardware was projected for availability in the 
next few months. 

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