Linux for Suits - Why an iPhone When We Can Make Our Own Open Phone?

Let's break up the cell-phone silos, for everybody's good.
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Doc Searls is Senior Editor of Linux Journal

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iPhone should not lock its phone by AT&T

Forex Blog's picture

iPhone should not lock its phone by AT&T. Users like iPhone because of its simplicity and personality as an open phone. Therefore it should not be locked to AT&T only, otherwise it will kill itself. In fact, iPhone may attract more pre-paid mobile users, especially in Europe and Asia. iPhone should allow users to change simcard freely when users are moving everywhere across the board to stay in cost-effective services, especially for international travellers.

A "Trio" Phone?

ultramookie's picture

Come on Doc. It might sound like "trio" but it's really a TREO.

RE: Why an iPhone When We Can Make Our Own Open Phone?

Anonymous's picture

a cordless phone is not a cell phone, but can also be an open phone. where is the handy cordless phone that can revert to be used as a plain corded phone if the battery or electricity fails at a critical time, like a power outage? the base for the cordless phone could include a plug or built-in retractable cord that could plug into a cordless phone when necessary. it would take some work to incorporate this, but it would save alot of people from having to own a plain corded phone as a backup.