I must admit, the OpenMoko phone does intrigue me as I’m a closet gadget geek. I’m constantly put off by two things.
- The hardware is crap.
- The software is crap
Don’t believe me?
OpenMoko Train Wreck from Dave Fayram on Vimeo.
More OpenMoko Train Wrecking (Now with Qt!) from Dave Fayram on Vimeo.
It remains to be seen how this criticism will be taken. It really is constructive (after a fashion) as it highlights the areas that really need some focus. But imagine if the people behind this train-wreck decided to back Android instead?
[UPDATE: The Videos are gone now but Dave says he only put them up in response to the FSF’s opinion that people should hold off the iPhone and buy an OpenMoko. He adds they need probably 18 months of active development to make something consumer friendly]