Thomas Wood thomas at openedhand.com
Sat Apr 5 10:53:56 CEST 2008

On 5 Apr 2008, at 08:18, Rick K. Wilson wrote:

> Hello All,
> I have been waiting for a very long time (since I heard about OM in 
> 12/06) and I was excited that I would get a Neo1973 in 4/07, like 
> every one else was shock the consumer release was delayed later 2007, 
> and delayed again until March 2008 and delay once again. With all 
> these delays and the battery performance the way it is on the Neo, so 
> at this time I bought a palm AT&T Centro to pass me over until the 
> FreeRunner is actually ready for consumers, when ever that is.

If you follow the openmoko-devel mailing list and the discussions about 
hardware reviews for FreeRunner prototypes, it should be fairly easy to 
deduce what stage OpenMoko are currently at with regards to full scale 

> I would also like to hear from Openmoko about the battery life on the 
> FreeRunner since they are doing all the testing on around 20 
> FreeRunners and still no word. It was great to get updates from OM via 
> email, community update or even through YouTube about what is going 
> on. It seems all communication has stopped. There is no more updates 
> to the community update section.
> It would be nice to know from OM about the battery life on the 
> FreeRunner.

I have on of the latest FreeRunner prototypes and I am pleased to say 
it can run directly from USB power even if the battery is dead, and it 
can also hold it's charge idle for a lot longer than the Neo1973.



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