OpenMoko Divorces FIC, Gets New Product
Phoronix: OpenMoko Divorces FIC, Gets New Product
OpenMoko has today announced that they are now a separate company from FIC. While FIC will continue to invest in OpenMoko and will manufacturer products for the OpenMoko platform, it has become a separate company in order to further develop its brand leadership and develop new open-source business models...
I am interested in buying the OpenMoko once it's ready. What really convinced me is the Wishlist, it just shows the unlimited possibilities of the device. My favourite are:
-Emergency Call eg. when the device detects too high deacceleration
-Dictionary and thesaurus, I'm studying Chinese so this is welcome. I could use SCIM to write SMS/emails and connect to online/offline dictionaries on the go.
-Seamless calendar and contacts integration with my PC since both are running Linux
-Dude, where's my car?
-OpenOffice presenter control
-Interaction with LEGO Mindstorm
-Amarok remote control
-Extra Wii controller
I wonder what it will mean to them losing the direct support of FIC and why they had to seperate ways. Hoping for the best!
Bad wording in the News title
From the title I understood OpenMoko separated forcibly from FIC as in some disagreement inside the team.
Reading the body of the article I get to know this is not actually the case, but it is still a bad call. "separated" was a better word.
Originally Posted by phoronix
Or first explaining the need for a separation: "<<FIC>> decided OpenMoko needs better marketing than it can provide, thus making a subsidiary company".