BlackBerry to Openmoko

jeremy jozwik jerjoz.forums at
Tue Jun 16 19:33:15 CEST 2009

i still carry mine in my backpack uncharged and without a sim card just in
case my moko takes an epic poop. glad to say i have only had to power it up
once in my 5 months of freerunnerness.

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 7:46 AM, Tony Berth <tonyberth at>wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:43 PM, <disciple at> wrote:
>> Hi all... Have some questions... I've been following Openmoko for a
>> while now,  Since the 1973 product... I heard Sean speak at the
>> OpenExpo and have a few ?'s.
>> 1. Sean stated at the expo that he still carries a BlackBerry, and
>> that by June he expects that the OpenMoko will no longer lose incoming
>> calls.
>> Is the Openmoko at that point yet?
>> 2. Currently, I'm a BlackBerry user (8700) ... carrier is T-mobile,
>> and I use the following apps.
>> (a) Address Book (Not sure if I can convert to .cvs, but will try this
>> week)
>> (b) eBible program (Genesis to Revelation... KJV)
>> (c) eMail - I have at least 2 accts pushed to my Blackberry
>> (d) text - (SMS)
>> (e) Calendar, Tasks, Memo
>> (f) Personal Finance -
>> I'm trying to get rid of my BlackBerry and go Openmoko. =^)  ... I run
>> Ubuntu on my Desktop.  Do you think that I can get rid of my
>> BlackBerry?  Can I get the apps that I need?  From what I've seen, I
>> believe that I can get the basic apps that come with just about any
>> phone, but what about the Personal Finance app.  Ascendo is a pretty
>> nice app.
>> Can KMoney or something like that be installed on Openmoko?  What
>> about GnomeSword Bible?
>> Would it be cheaper to buy the "A6" from the Blowout Sale, and then
>> have SDG fix the buzz issue, or am I better off buying the "A7"?  Is
>> the A7 just the A6 with buzz fix?  I'm confused on this point.
>> Thanks all.  Thanks Sean.  I just want to thank everyone that has
>> worked on this project.  You are all incredible people.  G-d Bless you
>> all.
> I'll not go into technical details but keep in mind that using the FR you
> have to be prepared to live with an unstable environment! I never used
> Blackberry (and I would never use it due to severe security risks!)  but I
> assume that the applications there do work!
> Having that in mind, don't expect Openmoko to provide you with a 'turn key
> solution'! Is a struggle but ... a NICE one :)
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