I took the plunge

Steve " 'dillo" Okay armadilo at gothpunk.com
Fri Feb 6 07:45:42 CET 2009

> From: Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at openmoko.com>
> Date: January 31, 2009 6:45:03 AM PST
> To: List for Openmoko community discussion  
> <community at lists.openmoko.org>
> Subject: Re: I took the plunge
> Reply-To: sean at openmoko.com, List for Openmoko community discussion  
> <community at lists.openmoko.org>
> On 1/31/09 Stroller wrote:
>> On 31 Jan 2009, at 07:30, Steve 'dillo Okay wrote:
>> > > I picked up a Neo Freerunner & dev board today from the good  
>> folks
>> > > over @ PariSOMA here in SF today.
>> > > It was a little disappointing that the dev board came in a  
>> recyclable
>> > > paperboard box instead of the hardsided case.
>> > > Do they just not ship those anymore ?
>> No. Openmoko decided that the case didn't "add value" in a way  
>> that  was unique to Openmoko or central to their "core competencies".
> What it pretty much came down to was the price (most importantly  
> payment terms) and shipping were extremely high. Combined with the  
> fact that we added the NOR chip. Made us decided to create only one  
> product this time around.

That's understandable. That aside, the packaging is still quite well  
done and gives the FR much more of the feel of something that's been  
productized and much less a one-off.

At this point I've had it for a week and it basically is what I  
expected it to be. It's a Linux device that can be a phone and still  
has some rough edges.

I'm currently running FDOM 200809_20081023 as a rootfs and Om2008.9  
for GTA02 as a kernel.

> Thanks a lot for buying a FreeRunner, BTW!

NP. Thanks for making it :)


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