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

Jim Ancona jim at
Thu Apr 2 22:42:49 CEST 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Stefan Monnier <monnier at> wrote:
>>> 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.

How about wifi? My impression is that the closed nature of the Atheros
firmware has been a large part of the wifi issues with the GTA02,
despite Werner's and others' hard work. I still can't connect to my
work network (WPA2 Enterprise/hidden SSID). Has anyone has gotten WPA2
Enterprise to work?


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