Re: [dev] Suckless Smartphone?

From: Justin Pogue <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jun 2011 09:35:33 -0500

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius <> wrote:
> On 6/6/11, John Matthewman <> wrote:
>> On 6/6/11, ilf <> wrote:
>>> I actually only want a Browser and a usable Terminal with an SSH-Client.
>> Well there's your problem. Save your money and get a dumbphone --
>> like, maybe one of the cheapest models of Nokia candy-bar-shaped
>> phones -- and then use a computer for the browser and terminal.
>> Netbooks come pretty cheap.
> The cheapest Nokia dumbphones are able to run a browser and a terminal
> with a SSH client. They're handheld Java computers.

I honestly don't have a problem with smartphone bloat. I'm OK with
the tradeoff of having my email, calendar, browser, camera, etc all on
one device. All I own technology-wise is a high-powered desktop, a
low-powered notebook (free from cr-48 pilot program), and my HTC Aria.
 For me the smartphone fills in all the gaps since I don't own a
PDA/Organizer, camera, etc.

Plus it was a free as an upgrade - didn't cost me a cent. The bloat
is fightable if you set up a quick task-killer shortcut on your
homescreen (only thing that keeps running all the time is opera mobile
and my email). A physical keyboard would be nice for the rare
occasions that I need to use SSH and don't have access to my desktop
or notebook, but it does the job in a pinch and at the low low price
of $0 I'm not going to complain too much.
Received on Mon Jun 06 2011 - 16:35:33 CEST

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