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metoo
post Jul 5 2008, 08:37 PM
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First, I would like to say that I have been waiting for the openmoko for quite some time. I was excited to finally see an open source phone, and wondered what the idea would do to the industry in general.
I don't want to sound too harshly critical of everyone's work. It is definantly above my skill levels. I do appreciate the time so many people have spent on the project.

Having said that... I have now seen what the phone is like and have one question.


Is the Openmoko supposed to be a real phone for the general public, or is it just a new gadget for the developers to play with?


I mean, the PHONE takes 2 minutes to start. (Why is the CLI visible during this time anyway?)
Why should a PHONE need a stylus? The on screen keyboard is ridiculously small. If the commands can't be entered with one's fingers on the touchscreen - then the UI needs simplification.
Why does a device that sits in the PALM OF YOUR HAND even have a "desktop" ?

This is a phone after all, not a really, really small laptop. Should it look just like a really small desktop operating system?
I guess I assumed that the new way of doing things had extended to the interface.
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metoo
post Jul 7 2008, 10:22 PM
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The demo and screenshots you posted do look promising. They are nothing like the videos I was referring to. I guess I will keep waiting for the finished product.

Openmoko.com shows that the freerunner is on sale now. I thought the original videos I saw were of the consumer model. It seems I jumped to conclusions.



Will it still need a stylus? anyone know?
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