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Don't buy an iPhone-- buy a Neo1973

>> If I recall correctly, the OpenMoko architecture has a closed source
>> stack for the GSM interface.
>>   -Tom
> Oh, yeah- paranoia got ahead of logic.  Yes, the GSM stack is closed.

I don't think it's paranoia.  When the Nokia N770 came out, I was talking
to a Nokia rep at Linux World.  Of course everyone wanted to know why they
didn't put a phone into it[0].  The answer is that the FCC would never
approve a phone where there was any chance of third parties touching the
phone components, and it would have been very complicated and expensive to
separate the phone part out enough.

OpenMoko must have figured out a way of doing it, and smartly decided not
to buck the FCC.

[0] What *I* wanted to know is why the hell they didn't put good PIM
software in there so it could have been an awesome PDA replacement.  Their
answer was that it's not their target audience (soccer moms), but I feel
that would have made it viable for many more customers.

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