Sean's speech at ESC about making a 3G device

Stefan Monnier monnier at
Thu Apr 2 21:06:42 CEST 2009

>> He also explains what it would take to put 3G in the phones, saying
>> that they'd do it (but the 3G part would be closed) if a customer put
>> in a large enough order (ie 50,000 units).
> You've just convinced me that, unless this changes, no OpenMoko with 3G
> will get my money as far as I'm concerned :)

IIUC there's no hope on the horizon to get a non-closed phone device
(whether 2G as in the FR, or any other cell-phone technology), so that
the 3G part would be closed is not any different from the closedness of
the GSM/GPRS in the FR.
I.e. it would suck, but not more than what we already have.


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