This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Openmoko + Fic Neo1973 : Open Source Smartphone

by Paul Strauss

Between the iTunes DRM, a 2-year AT&T/Cingular contract commitment and a slim chance you’ll be able to write custom applications for the device, Apple’s iPhone is beginning to sound like one highly restrictive device. On the flip side, there’s the OpenMoko open source phone platform.

FIC Neo1973 OpenMoko Phone

Running on top of Linux, OpenMoko will offer an open source framework for developing mobile device applications. The first smartphone to run the platform is the FIC Neo1973. Preliminary specs for the quad-band GSM phone sound pretty strong and include a Samsung s3c2410 processor, a 2.8″ VGA TFT touchscreen and onboard GPS capabilities. The industrial design and initial user interface screens also look very slick. The phone, along with a developer SDK should be available sometime this February.

Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (2):

  1. ManChicken says:

    Looks nice. I just hope it’s actually as much free software as they lead us to believe. I like me some freedom with me software.

  2. Will Fortin says:

    One comment: sweet phone!

    Ok one more comment: Where do I buy one?

    Third and final comment:

    its a shame the little guy always gets ripped off, for instance my webpage (link on name) was ripped off by a certain ISP, try to figure out which one (hint: ma bell purchaser).

More from Awesomer Media...

theawesomer logo
Thomas & The Fresh Prince Office Christmas Party (Trailer) Deal: Bone Conduction Headphones Defendant Rick and Judge Morty 95octane logo
The Best BMW M on the Market Has a Growl for the Ages 2000 Cobra R Mustang with 85 Miles for Sale Smart fortwo Rewinds Time with Landau Roof Option Nissan Unveils 2017 Titan Single Cab Trucks mightymega logo
The Evolution of Star Trek Star Trek Beyond Blu-ray to Come with USS Franklin Model Wonder Woman Gets Trailer, Looks Awesome Concept Trailer for Gene Roddenberry Biopic “The Pilot”