Vinh,<br><br>I really agree with you, personally I'm a fan of flip phones (I hate the idea of the screen being exposed... and it just seems easier to answer a phone by opening it than finding a little button). Early on, Sean set the goal of OpenMoko being a platform... that the neo is just the first of a line of phones... even those from other manufacturers. until it really takes off, the neo is a cool looking little device, and I'm happy that if I'm saddled with a candybar, at least it's pretty interesting.
<br><br>keeping my fingers crossed,<br>Jeff<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 2/1/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Vinh</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:
</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">Hi everyone,<br>seems like the mailing list is slowly taking off, having much more<br>
messages now than couple of months ago! Great stuff!!<br><br>I was wondering how far OpenMoko itself is tied to the underlying<br>hardware? OpenMoko gives us a great new way to write purely native<br>software on an open platform. But how about hardware? During talks I
<br>had with my collegues and friends (non-geeks included), it seems that<br>looks of the hardware is an important criteria when buying a phone.<br>Some like it slim, some like bars, some others flip phones, some again<br>
prefer sliding phones.<br>So the question arises in how far other companies could pick up the<br>OpenMoko platform and port it for another hardware. Is the project<br>obliged to FIC in any way? I mean the core developer is being paid by
<br>them!<br><br>Let's say I love the OpenMoko idea, but would like the phone itself to<br>look nicer. What could I do?<br>(Maybe Sean can give us some ideas what it takes to build the phone<br>hardware and convince me that it's pretty impossible for a "normal"
<br>person or a small business to do so?)<br><br>Vinh<br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org
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