Posted Apr 9, 2009 9:44 UTC (Thu) by SimonKagstrom (subscriber, #49801)
Parent article: Openmoko hits the wall
A small correction: The freerunner is unable to boot without a battery, not without a charger. This is quite irritating since it means lots of cumbersome work if you manage to flat your battery.
I own a freerunner and I'm sad to see things turning out this way. To me, the main problem with the freerunner has always been its bad "normal phone" performance - the sound is too low and buzzes a lot. The sound volume might be possible to fix with software, but not the buzz and I believe this really just underlines that the freerunner wasn't quite ready when it began selling.
So after 9 months with the freerunner, I'm still using my ancient basic phone. I had promised myself that my next phone would be Linux-based, but it more and more looks like I have to turn to something other than Openmoko for this.