Friday, February 16, 2007


OpenMoko calls itself:

The world's first integrated open source mobile comunications platform
Specifically, they are developing a phone in order to compete with Apple's Iphone and Nokia's best mobile phones. In order to this, and this is the innovative part, they are building the software, based in Open-source software only. In order to do this, according to their mailing list, they will put together the OpenMoko Linux distribution, that will be based on:
  • Hardware:
    • 120.7 x 62 x 18.5 (mm)
    • 2.8" VGA (480x640) TFT Screen
    • Samsung s3c2410 SoC @ 266 MHz
    • Global Locate AGPS chip
    • Ti GPRS (2.5G not EDGE)
    • Unpowered USB 1.1
    • Touchscreen
    • micro-sd slot
    • 2.5mm audio jack
    • 2 additional buttons
    • 1200 mAh battery (charged over USB)
    • 128 MB SDRAM
    • 64 MB NAND Flash
    • Bluetooth (2.0)
  • Software:
    • Linux
    • gcc 4.1.1
    • binutils
    • glibc 2.4
    • Xorg 7.1
    • glib 2.6.4
    • gtk 2.6.10
    • dbus 0.9
    • eds
    • (more)

This powerfull tool, in it's early stage, will be given to some developers who want to help, so that bugs can be found. Its release is scheduled to March of this year in the U.S., and it will probably cost $350 US Dollars, plus shipping, which let us guess that it won't be for sale in ordinary shops, but only through the website.

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