monday90 wrote:I fear though, that unless the big mobile operators and handset vendors actually make this available it will not be a big success.
my big fear is close to what you think but not identical ... my fear is that all mobile network operators will lock networks to work only using approved, read here "certified
" devices, and all open devices like openmoko to be blocked to reach the consumer in this way .... look at how grumpy and unfriendly is all mobile network operators when you want to use THEY'R
networks in a unapproved way. They have a very clear view here ... you use the network to make money? then you need to PAY him!
also all this bubbling about war against terrorism can make a difficult life for any open device ... is so good because is open to customize as you wish .... wait a little ... ben laden can customize it in a uncertified
way as they wish, with little cost also ... weee .... is a problem .... not so?
all big and friendly boys want to control how we use this open device digital revolution ... they want to be THE GATEKEEPERS
, all of us as customers will see this only as a opportunity to lose too many money for nothing useful ... i see a struggle here ... they want to cash in our dreams as much as they can, our want to free all our dreams and make it to really happen ....