Some motivated and enthusiastic people came together and formed Homebrew Computer Club for a fully flexible future cellular phone. They think that, mobile industry is only interested in marketing and there are no flexible products that we can modify as we do with personal computers. They discuss buying components and dream of a platform that they can fully customize in their own taste.
There is a point in here; we are all bounded by manufacturers and carriers. We dont have a chance to buy a bare mobile phone and equip it for our own needs efficiently. Freedom is not a fact in mobile world, just a theory. Everything is highly protected, limited and pre-configured for users own sake. Even to develop and test an application on new generation S60 devices, there are many struggling and strict steps to take.
Are limitations help us to be more secure and stable, or tie our hands down and take away our freedom? Read the full text here.