Freerunner v. HTC v. ....

Federico Lorenzi florenzi at
Sat May 24 13:39:21 CEST 2008

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Al Johnson
<openmoko at> wrote:
> Comparing with the FreeRunner hardware wiki page:
> Comms: Freerunner only has GSM/GPRS triband.
> Connectivity: WiFi equal, Freerunner has Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
> CPU: same core and clock
> Camera: Freerunner doesn't have one
> Memory: Freerunner has double the RAM and double the ROM
> Memory card: Equal
> Screen: same size, Freerunner is 480x640 but has no keyboard.
> Weight: Similar? Freerunner 110g without battery, battery weight not quoted.
> Size: Similar, but different shape. Freerunner is 120.7 x 62 x 18.5 mm
> Battery: Freerunner has 1200mAh
> USB host mode: only Freerunner. I don't know of another phone that has this.
> GPS: only Freerunner
> media decode/3D: both have the hardware and neither do much with it yet.
> Openmoko have been open about exactly what the capabilities are, while HTC
> were rather evasive when customers started questioning the media performance.
> There are other phones that are better in this area.
You left out the ability to connect to a phone that has HSDPA / 3g (in
my case the Nokia E51) via Bluetooth or USB, and use it as a modem :)


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