what is the difference between openMoko and windows mobile based phones

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Thu Jan 18 15:48:19 CET 2007

* Marnix Klooster <marnix.klooster at gmail.com> [070118 13:33]:
> On 1/18/07, hank williams <hank777 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >What I mean by this is that it seems everyone is saying that the big
> >difference is that you can get 3rd party *real apps* on the phone. And this
> >is said as if windows mobile phones like moto q, blackjack and pocket PC
> >phones wont allow this.
> In my mind, it's not just the *additional* applications.  It's the
> kernel and all low-level stuff that you (or others for you) can hack
> and replace.  The dialer application and the bluetooth driver that
> comes with it, and any other software, can be adapted and/or replaced.
> And it can be done legally, with all the hardware specs available
> (excepting of the GPS part perhaps).
> I'm not an expert, but my understanding is that that would be more
> difficult or impossible on a Windows mobile phone.
See the Linux on HTC smartphones projects. Painful is the word.


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