[LAU] OT: linux phone?

Veronica Merryfield veronica.merryfield at tesco.net
Wed Jun 25 01:32:51 EDT 2008

Given the recent news from the Symbian camp, we might be seeing this  
in the near future.

On 28-May-08, at 3:03 PM, Ken Restivo wrote:

> I may need to buy a cellphone soon.
> But I'm a militant Free Software zealot so I refuse to spend any  
> money on anything that isn't open and free, which is one reason why  
> I've resisted cellphones for such a long time.
> But it seems like there are a few options now for Linux-based  
> phones, so I'm looking around.
> Alas, OpenMoko looks the most promising, but they're out of stock,  
> and, AFAICT the "phones" still can't make or receive calls yet. Oh  
> well.
> The Google initiative seems stalled to me; and also I'm not so sure  
> about the licensing.
> This PurpleMagic looks interesting though:
> http://www.purplelabs.com/product-purple-magic.php?PHPSESSID=9ead9cbe0bf6cd6ff34b0a42c3151e71
> But I haven't found a lot of technical info on it yet.
> Anyone messed around with these? Any pitfalls to look out for?
> The OpenMoko has USB so I was looking forward to maybe using it as a  
> softsynth and playing shows with it. The Purple Magic doesn't have  
> any such thing though.
> -ken
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