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Don't like the price/performance

Don't like the price/performance

Posted Dec 17, 2009 7:26 UTC (Thu) by jmorris42 (guest, #2203)
Parent article: Openmoko's WikiReader

The price is a wee bit high. Compare to a zipit v2 for example, as it is similar in size and price (back when an unsubsidized version was available) The zipit has color, a keyboard, lion battery and Wifi. It has enough grunt to play mp3 music via either streaming or SD and boots a really shrunk and crippled linux instead of a FORTH stack.

This gadget does have a touchscreen going for it.

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Like the batteries

Posted Dec 18, 2009 3:46 UTC (Fri) by Max.Hyre (guest, #1054) [Link]

The separate batteries are a plus. Admittedly, it isn't that much of a factor when runtime is a year, but I want a device whose batteries I can swap with standard, over-the-counter replacements. That way, I don't watch my PDA's charge slowly sink to nothing, wondering which will happen first: the plane lands and I get to an outlet, or I restore from backup. I did bring the backup, didn't I? Toss a couple of AAAs in the briefcase, and I'm good.

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