[Freedombox-discuss] FreedomBox in the Chronicle of Higher Education

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Sep 25 15:54:24 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 07:50:58PM -0500, Nick Daly wrote:

> The D2 isn't the DreamPlug, and the D2 incredibly over-specced for a
> FreedomBox (though could easily handle a display server and keyboard).
> Still cheaper than a cellphone though.

Huawei sells Serval-capable phones for 100 USD, or thereabouts.

As smartphones are currently spreading like brushfire in the developing world,
no plug computers will be able to match the volume and hence the capabilities/price.
Android might be not open, but altenative firmwares like CyanogenMod make
it a lot easier to lick that particular toad. (Yes, it's not Debian). 

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