I took the plunge
Steve 'dillo Okay
armadilo at gothpunk.com
Sat Jan 31 08:30:50 CET 2009
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 ?
I got a pre-paid SIM from T-Mobile and it works. I did a couple of
test calls and heard maybe a little bit of echo but no buzz.
Text messages send and receive okay, at least for the first couple
ones that I tried.
The one noticeable bug is that the digitizer/UI totally loses it's
calibration when the screen gets flipped into landscape mode.
I'm downloading the 2008.12 distro as I type this and I'm going to
flash it as soon as it's done downloading.
So far, for the whole two or three hours I've had it, I'm liking it.
I really like the Lao Tze quote on the card inside the box. It's
quite appropriate :)
Anyway, that's about all for now. Time to go flash some firmware.
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