[ubuntu-uk] Linux mobile phones in the UK

Alan Pope alan at popey.com
Wed Jul 2 12:15:26 BST 2008

On Wed, Jul 02, 2008 at 11:43:47AM +0100, Matthew Macdonald-Wallace wrote:
> @ £227 ex VAT per unit, I think I'll stick with my freebie that came  
> with my contract for now.

"freebie" you say? How long a contract did you sign to get that "free" phone 
and how much will that contract cost you over that period?

The thing I like about the openmoko is the flexibility and openness. No 
sim-locking, no proprietary firmware preventing me doing stuff, and yeah, 
ssh to the phone over usb is "cool". 

The one thing missing from the openmoko is 3g, but there's plenty of other 
features that make it a neat device.

Look at the massive community of people developing stuff for the iPhone, 
there's no reason (other than market share) that people wont develop for 


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