I have been looking to get a mobile phone for emergency use when my Greenspeed Magnun
trike breaks down. While a simple and cheap device would do I have been drawn to the
Librem 5 due to its open design. I am a GREAT believer in open source and i like to have
as much control over the hardware as possible and like for instance that the librem 5 uses
a stand tip ring sleeve 3.5mm audio out put socket.
To get some idea of the hardware I have look at 3 current reviews of Purisms Librem 13 and
15 laptops, the 15 is currnetly at the 4 th revision, the review of the 13 was for the 2nd
revision and for the 15 the 3rd revision. All the reviews were basicly rave reviews all 3
reviewers being very impressed on the design the usability and particulary the ease of
dismantling and upgrading/repairing what ever is required.
If you like as much control of the hardware as possible and strongly believe in the open
source philosophy Then Purism's devices will be worth a real close look other wise I
would not worry. Note: if one is cautious it may be worthwhile to wait for version 2 of
the Librem 5, in the laps tops each revision released has been a marked improvemenet.
I will shortly be putting in a preorder for a Librem 5. (as soon as funds come from my
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From: Davor Balder via luv-talk <luv-talk(a)luv.asn.au>
To: Andrew McGlashan via luv-talk <luv-talk(a)luv.asn.au>
Subject: Re: [luv-talk] Anyone looked and/or considering buying a Librem_5 mobile phone
?....oops earlier email to wrong list
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 10:56 PM
On Mon, Jan 21, 2019 at 07:53:07PM +1100, Andrew McGlashan via luv-talk wrote:
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On 21/1/19 2:56 pm, Rohan McLeod via luv-talk wrote:
Russell Coker wrote:
> On Monday, 21 January 2019 11:32:05 AM AEDT Rohan McLeod via
> luv-talk wrote: I paid for it in 2017, I hope it is as good as I
> expected then.
Ditto. I hope to see it soon.
I have to say that I've been burned by other crowd sourced projects
and if puri.sm ever goes via one of the /other/ traditional platforms,
then I wouldn't participate in any newer projects.
I would love to see this as well.
Their laptop effort was criticised by some (for the quality and related reasons, I
I would love to get one of these after they iron out (expected) initial production issues
and I really hope they succeed!
Once this sees the light of day (finally), this device will be very popular (provided they
don't go with other, 'traditional' platforms...
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