> Granted, the Apple and AT&T partnership greatly subsidizes the cost, > because of the $960 ($40/mo unlimited data plan for 2 yrs) to $2400 > ($100/mo unlimited voice/data for 2 yrs) that you'd spend with AT&T also > helps cover the hidden cost of the hardware.
No doubt, but you can buy unlocked iPhones on many places, including internet and they dont cost $960 > What you're paying the extra money for, for the Freerunner, is the > freedom of doing whatever you want with your phone. Sure, the iPhone has > their SDK released, but all applications still have to go through Apple > to operate on your phone -- I don't know if the SDK even allows you to > build an application just for your own iPhone to test it. Also, their > mobile OS is closed source -- you have no access to hack or tweak it to > do *exactly* what you want it to. You can't change the applications that > come with the phone, you can't do a lot of things. Of course, thats why I want a FreeRunner!! but in the next months surely you can buy an unlocked iPhone 3G on ebay or the chinatown for $200 USD, and it affects the sales of FreeRunner, remember that GT02 is designed for mass production, not only for geeks like us who love free software _________________________________________________________________ Stop squinting -- view your photos on your TV. Learn more. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/digitallife/default.mspx?deepLink=photos _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list email@example.com http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community