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ceantuco 07-28-2009 12:21 PM

Linux Phone for Verizon Wireless
 
hello guys!

I'm a Verizon Wireless customer and I would like to know if any of you know if Verizon will have a Linux based phone?
Thanks!

I know Tmobile has the G1 and now they will be coming out with the G2 but Tmobile antennas are really bad! no reception!
Thanks

watcher69b 07-28-2009 02:39 PM

No they do not have any phones that are native linux, they are not that enlightened...

ceantuco 07-28-2009 11:07 PM

lol thanks! but their service is great! I never miss my calls! LOL just the phone that I have it sucks... guess what? it runs W$ndows crap.

tekhead2 08-05-2009 05:36 PM

I have an HTC Touch, code named Vogue, or in Verizon land they call it a xv6900. I am booting Android 1.1 off of my SD card with Haret. It's able to make phone calls, SMS, and the internet with the help of a PPP dialer app. I can also install any app in the market just fine. I can get you more information about it if you want. I'm in love with it, and I wish I could switch to a G1 or G2, but my company pays for my phone bill and they won't really let me switch. There are several drawbacks, the obvious lack of Wifi/acceloremeter, and GPS. So it's not nearly as nice as the G1, but it's working and it's making calls on Verizons network.

ceantuco 08-06-2009 01:58 PM

yes, please can you get me more info? thanks!

tekhead2 08-06-2009 04:27 PM

Yeah sure it's pretty straight forward. This will NOT break any functionality of the standard Windows Mobile on the ROM, this will run ONLY from the SD card so you will need atleast a 512mb SD card, I would suggest at least a 1gb card. In my case I have a 2gb and I'm wanting to get a new one since I'm installing so many apps from the Android market. The files are zip archive with the linux image as well as a config file which goes with Haret to help it boot the image. Here is the link where I found all of this stuff
http://www.androidonhtc.com/vogue/install

Keep in mind that there are other models you could install on, I'm just telling you from my own experiences.

ceantuco 08-08-2009 12:59 AM

ok I went into the webpage and I found 4 different downloads Kaiser, Polaris, Vogue and Diamond. which one did you install on your cellphone? The cellphone that I have is a piece of crap SMT5800.
The worse phone I ever had! even my Motorola Brick phone I had back in the 90s worked better than this piece of... :=)

mjolnir 10-26-2009 07:24 PM

Look here: http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/N...d-deal/?kc=rss
Might take it with a grain of salt though.

mjolnir 10-27-2009 06:59 AM

Another hot RUMOR for you: http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/26/h...s-the-passion/

ceantuco 11-01-2009 11:01 PM

nice! thanks. this guy that I know told me that at the Halloween party. damn it! and I just got a crack-berry! grrrr we'll see :) thx guys!

mjolnir 11-10-2009 06:09 AM

I broke down and bought a Motorola Droid from Verizon last night. So far I like everything except the keypad. It runs Android 2.0 from Google.

ceantuco 11-10-2009 10:52 AM

from where? is it for sale now? let me check their site.

ceantuco 11-10-2009 10:57 AM

just checked them out. going to the store later.
thanks

MS3FGX 11-11-2009 07:27 PM

I bought 2 Droids on launch day. Absolutely incredible phone, easily the best I have ever used. I spent a lot of time on the iPhone, and I can honestly say that it has nothing on Android 2.0 as far as I am concerned.

Using this phone has me seriously considering getting into Android development, if nothing else than for the fact I can have my own code running on this thing without any draconian limitations or hacking around.

enine 11-16-2009 06:49 AM

I picked up one Friday the 6th when it was released, I figured that was the closest we'll get to a linux phone since from what I've read Android runs on a modified linux kernel.
it shows up as USB storage so copying mp3's and pictures on was no problem, can even use rsync to make it easier.
I setup gcaldaemon to get my calendar going from korganizer up to google calendar and therefore back down to the phone.


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