On Thu, 2008-10-16 at 16:58 +0100, Vasco Névoa wrote: > I can see there are at least 2 distinct types of user of OM: > A - "I need a working phone now, the uber-cool PDA stuff can wait"; > B - "OM is a groundbreaking project, I don't care about telephony, > let's press the revolution!" > As much as I am divided among the two views, I think OM must oblige to > its responsibility towards the users who have paid for their hardware, > and keep its promise of a working phone.
There has been a lot of talk about a working phone, and I agree (mostly). When I bought the FR I used it to replace my old phone (non-PDA style regular flip phone). Other than just telephony services, I found the Calendar/Alarm service very important. Currently accessing the clock and accessing the alarm is difficult, not to mention there is only one alarm time slot per day. I couldn't say much about the stability, I have two other alarm clocks next to it to wake up, although neither of those are stable either (I use a Cowon A3 player... DO NOT use it to wake you up.. it won't go off half the time). Apart from this digression, I would just like to say that a regular phone is expected to have extensible utilities such as stable SMS, calendars, contacts, and alarm clocks. In my opinion, it's not just a phone. It's a day-planner. -Boris _______________________________________________ Openmoko community mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community