Neither iPhone or OpenMoko are revolutionary

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at
Thu Jan 18 12:14:29 CET 2007

* Gabriel Ambuehl <gabriel_ambuehl at> [070118 08:44]:
> On Thursday 18 January 2007 02:05, Renaissance Man wrote:
> > I've now read the reasons for its exclusion, but having read Sean's
> > marketing PDF to the carriers one can't help but wonder if OpenMoko
> > is just yet another victim of the carrier monopoly on mobile
> > communications, which would beg the question: would WiFi really ever
> > come to the device?
> Since you pay for the whole price, why would the carrier's have any say in its 
> features?
Well, if you want to have some market penetration, you need to
consider it. The only alternative is to create such a great product
with the community, that non-geeks will pay cash for it. When they can
get other cool smartphones for free (because the carrier pay for it).


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