[plug] linux-friendly pda
michael at aussie.oddsocks.net
Thu Feb 15 17:10:26 WST 2007
Brad Campbell wrote:
> Fred Janon wrote:
>> Correction: shipping for developers in March, commercially targeted in
>> Oct. Looks good though, with lots of people with good intentions.
>> Reading their announcements is interesting.
> Yes, I've been following the openmoko devel list closely since its
> inception. I'll repeat my wager though.. On release I'd punt it won't
> sync with linux.
> Very little information about their PIM apps yet, though the source code
> release is only a day or two away now.. time will tell I guess.
Listen to the latest episode of LugRadio (http://lugradio.org). They did
an interview with one of the developers which was quite interesting.
Looks like it also won't be limited to just the one piece of hardware
and seems to have all the tweak ability factor of the apple iphone
without 'the promise but fail to deliver because we are going to lock it
I love the idea of convergence in a phone (aka smart phone), however I
think it is just like most things that try and be all things to all
people, they really fail to deliver on what counts. I'd suggest we wait
for another 10 years to see true and usable convergence in this sector.
Besides by then Linux will have reached world domination and evolution
will be stable enough to sync properly with any device. All of this is
also more environmentally friendly since you won't be adding pollutants
to the environment every time you have to charge you battery or toss out
a piece of hardware that failed to live up to the hype.
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