Friday, June 27 2008
I was kind of excited when the OpenMoko was originally announced so I thought
I would of course buy one but somehow the OpenMoko can't compete
with current phones. Especially the fact that it only has GPRS is really sad/stupid.
I would pay up to 50 Euro more for UMTS and maybe even 100 Euro more for HSDPA.
This is because the phone (voice) functionality for me is secondary only. I want data connectivity like I have with my Nokia N810 but just with one device. I'm carrying multiple devices now to have good connectivity and there is no
reason to switch out the phone part.
I know having a completely open source mobile phone is really cool but people
are not willing to make sacrifices the FreeRunner is big and bulky and has bad phone connectivity.
Actually I'm really thinking about moving to Apple hardware maybe even an iPhone 3G.
OpenMoko FreeRunner shop.