[sf-lug] Cisco's iPhone
sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Jan 23 14:51:09 PST 2007
Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting John Lowry (johnlowry at gmail.com):
>> Cisco got busted again violating the GPL and so not they are forced to fess
>> up. This going to mean third party development for their phone.
> Wow, imagine a cheap pocket-sized WiFi smartphone capable of doing not
> just vendor-written SIP but also running other arbitrary VoIP code of
> your choosing, forever. Cool.
> Pity it's not dual-use: You can't cancel your cellular subscription,
> quite yet. ;->
In a complementary vein is the Neo1973/OpenMoko. It is network unlocked
at $350 (ships in March per this announcement
and except for the GSM and GPS bits, all other software ("the stack") is
going to be open source.
It doesn't have Wi-Fi, but does have Bluetooth. Discussions on their
list suggests that Wi-Fi might be coming in a subsequent release.
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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