``Freerunner reliable and stable''?!

Iain B. Findleton ifindleton at videotron.ca
Sun Oct 26 13:58:49 CET 2008

Sorry to disagree. There was lots of info about how the FR was not ready
for prime time available when I bought mine. I think it is pretty clear
that this machine is a hackers box that makes phone calls, and that is
what I bought. I use the thing for phone calls and it works just fine.
Its also a machine that is roughly equivalent to a PC desktop one might
have bought in the late 90's, only a lot more portable.

Only real drawbacks I find with the FR is the battery life. Aside from
that its great.

As to OM, they are quite obviously not a highly professional gang with
loads of marketing and support resources, and the direction of the
project appears to be somewhat vague. That said, I am a happy customer
because I can roll my own applications, and eventually fix most of the
issues with the machine myself.

If I want a professional, thoroughly solid phone with bells and whistles
that appeal to a teeny-bopper or business exec, I will get a Nokia. As
for the FR, you can run a small business completely off the phone is you
want to do so, and carry it in your pocket, complete with customer data
and development tools. Try that on your Nokia.

Ole Kliemann wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:44:35AM +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm a bit tired of all those (useless) threads like this. I DO USE the FR
>> with Om2008.9 for everyday use, I do not even own any other cellphone.
>> We should improve what we have and stop useless discussions, as well
>> about Google's trick of Android which has nothing todo with free
>> software.
>> Thx
>> 	matthias
> Sorry for asking, but have you actually read my post?
> All these useless discussions arise from the discrepancy between what
> people expect and what OM delivers to them. A clear warning about GTA02
> on openmoko.com and the annouce mail could have saved us a lot of
> useless discussions.
> Certainly no use crying over spilt milk now. Just the problem remains.
> If you are into the community and the wiki and you just look at
> openmoko.com, you still think you get a usable and reliable phone.
> Judging just from openmoko.com, which I understand is the official
> company's website, there is a problem with OM's self-perception.
> Ole
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