Any opinions on purchasing from Koolu?

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Fri Aug 8 03:06:26 CEST 2008

I ordered mine from them. Got it in a couple of weeks. You'll need to sign for it when you get it so, unless you're home when it arrives, be prepared to visit your post office to pick it up. They ship it CA ExpressPost, which interfaces with USPS. AS for the phone, it was the same Freerunner with om2007.2 on it.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nick Van Fossen" <stix213 at>
To: community at
Sent: Thursday, August 7, 2008 7:12:47 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Any opinions on purchasing from Koolu?

I've been trying to purchase a new 850 Freerunner for almost 2 weeks now, but as you already know the openmoko online store still says they are to arrive on July 25th...  The only two US distributors are Koolu, and only lists the Neo 1973 - not freerunner, and has been ignoring my e-mails for a week and a half, so I guess my only choice is Koolu.  

But, Koolu looks like they want to go a different direction with their phones than Openmoko does by installing Android, Google Apps, and some other goodies that I have no interest in.  I've been hesitant to purchase from them because of this, but I'm wondering if anyone else has purchased an 850 Freerunner from Koolu and how that went?  Did you get your phone?  Have any problems with Koolu?  Do you have any problems installing any of the openmoko builds/stacks?  

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