iPhone, OpenMoko, HTC Shift

July 9, 2007


I’ve been hacking away at my Sharp Zaurus for a couple of years now. It has brought me great pleasure, but I’m in need of a new toy. Anyone’s input is appreciated. At the moment, my options are:

iPhone:
Pros: It looks nice and does lots of cool stuff (I assume). There will be a large software repository due to it’s popularity.
Cons: It’s Apple. I don’t want a machine so tightly coupled with a corporation.

OpenMoko:
Pros: It runs a completely open source version of Linux, therefore it’s hackable.
Cons: It’s hackable and I’ll break it.

HTC Shift:
Pros: Powerful enough to run Windows Vista (which I happen to like). It’s small enough to tote.
Cons: It’s a lot like what I already have, and I paid $400 for what I have.

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  OpenMoko<br /><a href="http://www.openmoko.com/"><img src='https://i2.wp.com/blog.cleverswine.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/openmoko.jpg?w=840' alt='openmoko.jpg' data-recalc-dims="1" /></a>
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  HTC Shift<br /><a href="http://www.htc.com/product/03-product_HTC_Shift.htm"><img src='https://i1.wp.com/blog.cleverswine.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/htc.jpg?w=840' alt='htc.jpg' data-recalc-dims="1" /></a>
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