[clug] OpenMoko availability (alternative the gphone)

jm jeffm at ghostgun.com
Sun Dec 21 23:48:27 GMT 2008


Will work in Australia,

* 3G WCDMA (1700/2100 MHz)
* Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)

Not sure how wide spread the usage of those 3G frequencies are and with 
which carriers though.

Is not locked if you get the dev version (you only need a market place 
account to qualify).

I find this to be a tempting phone as I too am in the market for a new 
phone and wish to avoid a wince phone.

Given that google is the bigger player I'm leaning towards this one 
succeeding. Although the market is big enough for many manufactures I 
not sure that the developer mind-share can support so many phones.


Ian wrote:
> The question you should be asking before asking about the Freerunners
> is "Do I really want a phone, or would I be happy with a substandard
> embedded Linux device that just happens to have a GSM modem and who's
> company is tweaking things here and there but does not appear to
> actually be making any effort to make a phone?"
> I hear that the Android is apparently an extremely locked down Linux
> phone (no root access without the developer model).
> -Ian

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