Andriod not the only open source mobile os out there now

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon Feb 8 17:02:36 GMT 2010

On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 4:39 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:
> On 8 February 2010 16:14, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 9:14 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at> wrote:
>>> Now we just need someone to care about Symbian being open source. I
>>> believe Liam is the last enthusiastic Symbian^WEpoc user in the world...
>> FSVO "enthusiastic", anyway.
> Bah, I wrote this just for you!


I am honoured!

>> For my money, nothing even remotely like the perfect cellphone yet
>> exists and it won't for a while yet.
> Steve Jobs tells the story of him and his engineers getting together
> and realising they all *really hated* their phones. So they decided to
> make one they wouldn't hate. And it appears lots of other people don't
> hate it too. It has the key and most marketable Apple feature: not
> making its users want to smash it to bits with a toffee hammer. A
> pocket Unix system locked down like that wouldn't be enough for the
> hackers here, but as a gadget for people who neither know nor care
> about technology it's arguably hit the spot.

Oh, it's a great device, all right. I recommend it widely. I don't own
one nor particularly want to, though.

Me, I'd want a bigger iPhone, which reached from my ear to my mouth. I
want a reasonably-large slide-out QWERTY keyboard, oriented in
landscape mode. I'd like an SDHC slot, too.

Software-wise, I want multitasking, Flash, Java & full Bluetooth
peripheral support, so I can use my FreedomKeyboard with it & stuff
like that.

Nothing /massive/ but I don't reckon I'm ever going to get it...

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