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OpenMoko [Nov. 8th, 2006|09:33 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Open, fully-hackable phone:

Look at the presentation:

On sale Jan 2007 ... I'm totally getting one.

[User Picture]From: ioerror
2006-11-08 06:00 pm (UTC)
What about the greenphone?
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[User Picture]From: deathboy
2006-11-08 06:01 pm (UTC)
guh. beat me to it :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-08 06:11 pm (UTC)
Last I heard, they had no intention to sell it to consumers/for profit, etc. It was only being provided as a developer's reference to entice other companies to build platforms built upon the same stuff.

So I can only hope such companies come around.
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[User Picture]From: toast0
2006-11-08 06:52 pm (UTC)
Well... other than the high price, and I'm not sure if they actually started shipping yet, you can buy the "Community SDK" which includes the phone and an sdk for $700 (+ shipping and any appropriate taxes).

Does wide availability make a difference?

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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-08 07:05 pm (UTC)
I'd rather hack knowing my hackery could be shared and used.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-14 11:34 pm (UTC)

hooray trolltech

those systems typically lock you out of anything that's not the java(qtopia) frontend. if you're making a connected app, that's fine, but if you want to alter the actual phone software, think again
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