A turning point for open gadgets?
Posted Aug 2, 2007 8:51 UTC (Thu) by mjr
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There has actually been some trouble with US AT&T SIM cards; apparently Moko is in talks with TI, the GSM chipset provider, about it. It's doubtfully purposeful exclusion at this point, and the GSM chipset is a pretty common one, so a firmware fix from TI will probably not be out of the question. Too bad the GSM chip firmware is closed, though, so it has to be TI spesifically to take this action.
In principle, also, carriers can block phones, but in the GSM world this sort of thing doesn't really commonly happen. The whole idea is that you stick your carrier's SIM in any GSM-conforming phone you want, and you're hooked up.
Oh, I have one of the Neos; works with the two Finnish SIM's I've tried. When it works, that is, the software is still raw. Promising, though, all and all.
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