[Community] Next generation OpenPhoenux devices - What people don't like with their ${PHONE}

Sven Dyroff S.Dyroff at phytec.de
Fri Feb 22 10:00:17 CET 2013

Hello Nikolaus,

as far as I could collect experiences the problem that you address is not 
a technical one, but an ideological. Especially when we take a look at 
Apple. There're so much things people don't like, because Apple makes many 
efforts that their phones are strictly proprietary. Apple's phones are 
very expensive. Apple's phones will be assembled by 13-year old children 
in China and meanwhile nearly everyone knows that. But if you go into 
discussion with people whose phone is from Apple, they find unbelievable 
outrageous excuses, why they buy them, anyway. And if you discuss long 
enough, you'll always get the same answers. It's simply the same answers, 
why people drive oversized big and fuel-guzzling cars in times with 
increasing traffic-jams, decreasing offer of parking lots and increasing 
prices of gasoline: It's stylish. It's a status symbol. It's like wearing 

Or in other short words: If you're using an Openmoko, you're standing 
outside of society. It's like being punk with cockscomb.

Best regards

Von:    "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com>
An:     OpenPhoenux Community <community at openphoenux.org>
Datum:  22.02.2013 08:46
Betreff:        [Community] Next generation OpenPhoenux devices - What 
people don't    like with their ${PHONE}
Gesendet von:   community-bounces at openphoenux.org

Hi all,
as things (hardware/software/case) of the current GTA04 generation 
I think it is time to start exchanging thoughts about the next generation
of OpenPhoenux devices.

So to give this a start, please can you interview your friends what 
they have, they use and why? And what they don't like with them?

Well, it will be obvious that they like chic design, big display, plethora
of applications & games, quadcore, graphics, the low price etc.

But since we won't be able to copy all this (e.g. a Nexus 4 feature set 
price point), I am looking for the unexpected. For something what your 
are missing in all offers and something we can do, but the "big ones" 
can't or
don't want to do.

Maybe this gives us some directions for planning a next generation 


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