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Quoting Gordon Henderson <gordon+dcglug@xxxxxxxxxx>:
On Thu, 14 Jan 2010, tom wrote:Gordon Henderson wrote:Dont want a moblie phone. Want a pocket sized psion type device that can do phone/3g as well. Why should my voice coms be separate from my other coms - other than to make money for people selling me yet another crippled computer.On Wed, 13 Jan 2010, Grant Sewell wrote:On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:27:18 -0600 T Brownen wrote:http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/Linux-For-Devices-Articles/Linux-Mobile-Phones/Wow! That's quite a comprehensive list!Still only one I want though - the one "true" Linux phone, the N900... But it looks like there's more than just Andriod now too.. GordonSo get one then - what do you think the items on that that list are?
I was going to say, my Nokia e63, while not perfect does a reasonable job as a PDA, I can keep my contacts and calendars on there, SSH into servers with Putty, browse the net (albeit aquardly as it's not a great browser) but it does do everything I want it to pretty much, and if there is anything I need then chances are there is a Symbian app available.
Thats all these phones/e-readers etc are - crippled computers.Having root access and gcc on a Nokia N900 hadly makes it crippled in my book.
Isn't the N900 the one that runs Linux based on Debian?A friend of mine has just got an N900, not sure how much he paid for it, I'm guessing it's a contract phone.
I'm just hoping that in 12 months or so when my contract is up for renewal I'll be able to afford an N900 (or Android phone) on contract.
I keep telling myself though that I will not buy an iPhone, now that's crippled unless you jailbreak it.
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