"Last Friday, OpenMoko launched its highly anticipated
FreeRunner smartphone, a Linux-based handset that's completely open
in both hardware and software, and is designed to encourage
third-party modification and customization. Although the
FreeRunner's software platform is still incomplete, the device has
attracted considerable attention from mobile software developers
and Linux enthusiasts.
"The FreeRunner handset is obviously a powerful tool for
prototyping mobile software, but it isn't clear yet whether it's
also ready for adoption as a personal smartphone..."