Mark Eichin eichin-openmoko at
Sat Jul 21 21:00:49 CEST 2007

Ted Lemon <mellon at> writes:

> On Jul 20, 2007, at 5:10 PM, openmoko at wrote:
>> Maybe I stated the obvious, but I would like this phone to be a
>> success
>> and thats how i see it happening.. start with the basics...
> Like the iPhone, you mean?   :')
> Of course it would be great to be able to sync with Microsoft
> Exchange, and if someone takes that on it'll be great, but you can't
> legislate volunteer effort.   Something like that is a royal pain in
> the neck, so it probably won't happen if it's not funded.   If you
> care about it, you might want to take it on.
> But even if you don't, we have the example of the iPhone - you can
> sell at least a half million units without Exchange support!

Exactly.  I think there are a lot of people who don't sync their phone
with *anything* ... for example (and yes, the plural of anecdote is
not data) I back my nokia up to its mini-SD card, but I don't sync
it... after all, I don't need phone numbers anywhere but my phone!

I'm basically going to arrange something to parse those vcards, and
that'll do; a todo/calendar app will probably use vcal, rss, and maybe
hiveminder ( since I've already got lots of code to talk to
them, and *that's* something usefully shared.  But that's where data
service and wifi come in...

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