U also have to know that "running linux" doesn't mean it's open. Some Telenet digiboxes (The onlything in Belgium that can receive the encrypted DBV-C) run Linux, but they are the most closed devices I've ever seen, and they also fail in what they are designed to do. I assume they where designed to receive DVB-C and not to empty peoples pockets, as how Telenet actually uses them. But that's another story.
I don't know what the situation is with these iRivers and Meizus. A device doesn't get my attention by running Linux. It gets my attention by being open. Peter Op Wednesday 11 June 2008 00:58:01 schreef cdr: > On Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 08:38:30PM +0200, Ortwin Regel wrote: > > There are cheaper contracts if you don't get a phone with them in > > Germany. No idea what the situation in the US is. (It's probably > > godawful... :-/) Personally, I use a prepaid SIM card so I pay no > > monthly fees at all. Much cheaper for me than any contract. So for me > > the price advantage over an iPhone is very real. > > although both vapor, iRiver and Meizu both have phones in the pipeline > > at least iRivers 'runs linux' as well. > > apple is nowhere near as cost competitive as either of them.. > > _______________________________________________ > Openmoko community mailing list > email@example.com > http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community
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