[kwlug-disc] Nokia smartphone with APT!

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Sun Aug 23 15:33:27 EDT 2009


There is plenty of interest.  On-list discussion would be welcomed by 
me, as would a presentation.

My cell phone contract expires in September, and I had been hoping to 
sign up with one of the new cellular carriers like Globalive (now Wind 
Mobile).  Sadly, it seems they've been litigated into next year by 
Telus, and won't be accepting subscribers for months yet.  I want to run 
OpenMoko on a phone I choose, but it seems Wind will be bundling their 
services with their own phones.  It may be a technical limitation -- 
they're using LTE, which current cell phone radios may not support.  
Still, I'm hoping for open phone OSes to appear with the new carriers, 
without requiring jailbreaking or other roundabout techniques.

--Bob.

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Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 10:12 AM, Kyle Spaans <3lucid at gmail.com 
> <mailto:3lucid at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     That's pretty cool!
>     I just picked up a new phone, HTC Touch Diamond, to replace my old
>     one.
>     Unfortunately it runs Windows Mobile, but I picked this model
>     because it's
>     supposed to mostly work with Android, and maybe even OpenMoko. I
>     don't think they have APT, but it'll be cool to see what the
>     userspace on
>     the phone is like. I'll be installing the new OS on my phone in
>     another
>     couple of days, so I'll make sure to report back.
>
>
> I saw that some people were able to boot the HTC Diamond in Android,
> but can't boot directly (needs a WinCE program to boot Linux). Also not
> everything was working at the time I checked.
>
> Seems that this warrants a show and tell session at one of the KWLUG
> meetings. Otherwise, if there is no interest, I would be interested in 
> your
> progress via email (off list).
> -- 
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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