Smartphone startup Geeksphone has announced complete specs, pricing, and a selling date for Revolution, its Intel-powered, OS-agnostic handset. The Spanish firm said the device will go on sale in its online store on February 20 with a list price of €239, but "for a limited time" – exact dates unspecified – it will be discounted …
Preload it with Xen.
One phone to rule them all
How long will it be before phone hardware is good enough to run and/or emulate all of the phone OSs on the one handset while still providing the user with a decent experience?
Something like: I like the Moto X handset but prefer to use the Tizen UI, and want to buy songs from iTunes while looking up directions on the Android version of google maps and taking photos with the mozilla OS camera app.
We're not there yet but I imagine it's not that far off being a viable proposition.
I see problems for operators
Granted, this may get rids of scams like preventing tethering, but as a mobile operator I'd be worried if someone can start messing around with the air interface - unless that is still not "open" to get it certified.
Otherwise it's 2600 Hz all over again..
Re: I see problems for operators
People are already messing around with the air interface, you can buy 15 Euro feature phones you can reflash and use as GSM probing devices. The operators don't seem to mind yet.
There are, currently, no holes which would allow you to make free phone calls. What you can do is denial of service, but that's no big deal on a wireless network.