Neither iPhone or OpenMoko are revolutionary

Renaissance Man renaissanceman at
Thu Jan 18 01:40:17 CET 2007

Er, and no GSM. The Nokia 800 is as worthless as the iPhone and Neo.

In fact the answer is the Nokia N80 and Truphone:

But the reason I wrote is because I think the iPhone and OpenMoko Neo  
are great products (much more potential than the Nokia N80), except  
that they both drop the ball.

I was so disappointed to find out the iPhone didn't support VoIP via  
WiFi. And then I saw this this article and the photos: 
...and I thought, "yah, I bet you it's got WiFi too!" ...but it  
doesn't. It doesn't have the one thing it needs to be a revolution.

Renaissance Man

On 18 Jan 2007, at 12:24 am, Paul Watkins wrote:

> Try the Nokia 800 Tablet -- Linux OS, WiFi, VOIP
> On 1/17/07, Renaissance Man <renaissanceman at> wrote:
>> On 17 Jan 2007, at 11:29 pm, Alexander Steinert wrote:
>> > They got it.
>> Who got it?
>> > But VoIPoWLAN as the *only* speech channel is no killer app, IMHO.
>> > It's VoIPoWLAN + GSM.
>> Yeah that's what I meant. GSM's a given. As I said, Truphone offers
>> this capability and you have one phone number which seamlessly moves
>> between WiFi and GSM.
>> >> Please include WiFi!
>> >
>> > It's just a matter of patience. OpenMoko/Neo is the Way[TM].
>> Everything I've read says it doesn't have WiFi.
>> Renaissance Man
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