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[OT] What SmartPhone for a FreeTard??? [Was: Poll - What Smartphone do you use?]

Dne, 03. 05. 2011 19:41:14 je green napisal(a):
shawn wilson wrote at 2011-05-03 10:55 -0500:
> On May 3, 2011 11:06 AM, "green" <greenfreedom10@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Probably the Nokia N810 does not count, considering it is not GSM or CDMA > > capable. And at this point it seems unlikely that Debian will ever run on
> > it.
> Whaaaaat? Might want to Google again. IIRC, Nokia's phones were the closest > to linux 5+ years before Apple or Google ever thought of making a phone. The > n7xx, n8xx and n9xx should run most (if not all?) linux programs that can be
> compiled on an ARM.
> IIRC, OS2008 was a port of debian.

I expected a response like this. ;)

By "run Debian" I mean actually run Debian armel. I have run Debian and a linux-omap-2.6 kernel on the N810 in the past, but the battery drained fast, no GPS, no X, couldn't read internal mmc, audio problems, etc. Basically,
"it didn't work".

So, what are currently the most "free" options out there? It doesn't have to be Debian -- heck, it doesn't even have to be Linux, as long as it's free as in freedom (or sort of).

I've been buying strictly Symbian for years, but with their "smart" leap through Windows, Nokia has lost another customer. So, what vendors should I be checking out if I want:

1. something free-ish *that works* (yep, including the camera, the GPS, the music player, even the memory card; too much to ask?) 2. a freedom-friendly vendor that offers low-end "dumbphones" too (for my kids and those who just need the occasional SMS, and don't want to carry a CRAY in their pocket)

Suggestions welcome.


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