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Friday, January 12th, 2007
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LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME. $600 paperweight until it's fixed by homebrewers.

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[User Picture]From: wikle
2007-01-12 09:16 pm (UTC)
Of course steve jobs actually saying you can't use it for anything else only begs people to homebrew. Still at 600$ I doubt we will be seeing a lot of work on it. Its just too darn expensive to be widespread.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-01-12 09:58 pm (UTC)
OpenMoko!

Available soon, and only $350. And has GPS. (but no camera)

I'm totally getting one.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-01-12 11:03 pm (UTC)
That's pretty cool. It's like the exact opposite philosophy of the iPhone.
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2007-01-12 10:24 pm (UTC)
And then there's this asshole!

"You don’t want your phone to be like a PC. The last thing you want is to have loaded three apps on your phone and then you go to make a call and it doesn’t work anymore. These are more like iPods than they are like computers."

BULLSHIT!

It's running OS fucking X! Did it suddenly lose preemptive multitasking?

Is it a hardware limitation? They haven't said how much RAM they have, but I guarantee it's more than a MessagePad 2000 had, and those fuckers could multitask just fine.

*spontaneously combusts from anger*
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2007-01-12 11:06 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty skeptical it's *really* OS X on there, and not just a subset or something that's kind of like OS X. Like the way nano-X is to X.org for X11.
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[User Picture]From: rspeed
2007-01-12 11:13 pm (UTC)
Well, it's obviously less than OS X and more than Darwin, anyway. From the sound of it, most of the APIs not related to UI are identical. I'd also assume the kernel is much slimmer, seeing as there's a lot of devices that simply won't be needed.

That makes me wonder if there's any printing support...
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[User Picture]From: kartos
2007-01-12 10:28 pm (UTC)
What an elitest type prick. No wonder Apple Support licks balls.
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From: entropy512
2007-01-16 01:02 am (UTC)
I love his dumb excuse about bringing down the network...

Third-party apps have been installable on PalmOS and Windows Mobile smartphones for years and they have yet to bring down anyone's network.

Is the OS on the iPhone written THAT badly?

iPhone is going to be a huge flop - At that price point it directly competes with true smartphones that have FAR more functionality. I love how they bash the thumbboard, but the Windows Mobile device manufacturers learned long ago that lack of tactile feedback for dialing = your phone bombs in the market. (The PalmOS device manufacturers never really went there - every PalmOS-based smartphone I can think of since the Kyocera 6035 has had a numeric dialpad for phone functionality at a minimum.)
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