OpenMoko: $300 Linux-powered mobile phone

OpenMoko: 0 Linux-powered mobile phone


OpenMoko, a project to create an open, Linux-based smartphone, and FIC (the manufacturer) have started shipping a phone for developers who want to play around with OpenMoko and get a jump start on application development, the Neo 1973, which features:

  • 2.8″ VGA TFT color display
  • Touchscreen, usable with stylus or fingers
  • 266MHz Samsung System on a Chip (SOC)
  • USB 1.1, switchable between Client and Host (unpowered)
  • Integrated AGPS
  • 2.5G GSM – quad band, voice, CSD, GPRS
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Micro SD slot
  • High Quality audio codec

The basic model is only $300, but you can get the Neo Advanced for $450, which includes JTAG support and more. Link

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