[off-topic] smartphone alternatives?

cyberesprit cyberesprit at cyberesprit.fr
Tue Dec 18 11:06:01 CET 2012

There may be geeksphones?
In the meantime .. 
Le 18/12/2012 07:08, Radek Polak a écrit :
> On Monday, December 17, 2012 10:27:16 PM francesco.devita at mailoo.org wrote:
>> Those of Brian are more or less my same words. The GTA02 completely
>> satisfied me, it is my daily phone since three years and probably it
>> will be still with me until it works. But battery and GSM issues, and
>> other usury problems, are making it uncomfortable when I am away from
>> home for an entire day, imagine when I have to travel.
>> I can maybe buy a new GTA02 but it is understandable that I prefer a new
>> hardware today.
>> After those years of use I can say that I missed:
>> - a bigger screen, maybe a capacitive one
> Hi, quite offtopic, but since this thread is marked "off-topic" i guess it's 
> not problem :)
> I have used N900 for some time and here is my conclusion. You need either big 
> capacitative display or small display and HW keyboard. Otherwise working with 
> phone is not very comfortable - because of small virtual keys or small 
> workspace.
> Freerunner has small display and no HW keyboard. For SMS and some small work 
> it's ok, but on N900 i could develop - i have written parts of QtMoko on N900 
> in vim and the experience was very close to working on laptop.
> My favourite phone would be GTA04 with HW keyboard with long standby maybe 
> powered by AAA batteries :)
>> I don't want to leave this community, probably I'll just wait to have a
>> GTA04 in my hands. But in the mean time I would need a new phone.
> Good luck - whatever you choose. And thanks for your wonderful QtMoko themes!
> Regards
> Radek
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