1. No, the iPhone is not in my "to get list", not even close.
2. I may consider hacking an iTouch with a mic and Wi-fi based VOIP plus free SMS.
4. But the short term is just too much hype. What about listening to what Doc Searls has to say at his EOF column in the LinuxJournal:
"Why chase the iPhone, when we can free the world with open mobile things"
Following on that, check the Bug Labs blocks: (after the Ethernet and Wireless blocks are shipped) it will include pretty much all you need to hack your own [U, mine?] phone. LinuxJournal also has a nice introduction to the currently available components. Hackable to the extreme.
And check out Chumby for that matter, which could easily make my list.
6. Or even an Open J2ME.
So, it is an open space out there, you don't need to get yourself locked up.
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