[off-topic] smartphone alternatives?

Ed Kapitein ed at kapitein.org
Mon Dec 17 19:50:31 CET 2012

On 12/17/2012 05:59 PM, francesco.devita at mailoo.org wrote:
> Hi list
> Sadly to say, my GTA02 is going to retire. It is having too much
> troubles to be used as a daily phone and I'm thinking to replace it.
> The perfect candidate is the GTA04 but I can't afford its cost right now.
> I didn't follow with attention the evolution of the smartphones
> market, so I'm asking you: what alternatives do I have? Is there
> something with a recent hardware but somehow "open" and that costs no
> more than 200€?
> I have to say that I'm not a big fan of android and for now I would
> prefer to go with a 30€ nokia in the pocket and a gnu/linux friendly
> tablet/netbook on the shoulders waiting for better times...
> Best regards
> Joif
Hi Joif/Brian,

Sad to see you go. I am curious on why the Freerunner did not meet your
Not to try to convince you to reconsider, but because it might be
important for future phones (like the gta04)
What distro did you try? what are the things that you missed in the FR?
What made you finally decided to look for another phone?

I hope you are willing to tell us about your experience, i think there
are much more people who gave up on the FR and i am wondering why.

Kind regards and the best of luck with your quest for a new phone.


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