So, we installed another possible frontend for the FreeRunner, the Qtopia phone frontend. In general it's better, but really doesn't solve any of the deeper problems with this phone. It's still sluggish, still has horrible input methods, and still is not a valid substitute for an iPhone. Anyone who recommends you the FreeRunner as a substitute for the iPhone is attempting to play a cruel joke on you and should be treated as such.
This video (like its predecessor) was recorded in response to: This video was created largely in response to the article posted at: fsf.org/blogs/community/5-reasons-to-avoid-iphone-3g
(Sorry about some of the exposure. I recorded this on the spur of the moment with by macbook pro's internal camera. I think the video is clear enough to see what I'm talking about.)