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[News] [Rival] iPhone Promotional Hype Becomes a Turnoff

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] iPhone Promotional Hype Becomes a Turnoff
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 20:35:31 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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The iPhone: I Don't Really Want One

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| The first thing that makes me suspicious of this thing is the nature of the 
| promotional hype. Most of the previews I have read espouse the circular logic 
| that its main appeal is its desirability; apparently, as soon as I see one, 
| I'll want one. And this diagonal leap of logic says as much about what Apple 
| make and sell as it does about malleability of consumer desire.    



Commentary: Why you should avoid the iPhone

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| So, if I were you, I'd resist the temptation to get an iPhone. Just for a few 
| more months. You'll be glad you did. You never know what's around the corner, 
| but I bet it'll be worth the wait.  


Apple to Brick Modded iPhones, Apple Boycott?

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| While community reaction is generally negative, one blogger suggests sending 
| an even stronger message to Apple by boycotting Apple on October 1. 


iPhone matures the "free your phone" movement

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| This is why FreeTheIPhone.org project is born, but even better, why OpenMoko 
| project exists. While some are trying to free the locked down device, others 
| are creating a free unlocked device from the start, and a whole software 
| framework to go with it.   


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


Google Android dev kit exposes Apple-inspired roots

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| The release to developers of Google's Linux-based Android operating system 
| for mobile phones reveals that the prototype software shares at least a few 
| aspects in common with interfaces from the company's Bay Area neighbor, 
| Apple.   


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