Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Openmoko + Fic Neo1973 : Open Source Smartphone

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

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.



Black Hole Sun: Funk-Soul Cover

Black Hole Sun: Funk-Soul Cover

NYT Reef Octopus Print

NYT Reef Octopus Print

Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

Canada’s Coolest Cocktail

Advertisement
Someone Converts Rolls-Royce Wraiths into Wagons

Someone Converts Rolls-Royce Wraiths into Wagons

Hummer EV Reveal Date Announced, Crab Walk Mode Teased

Hummer EV Reveal Date Announced, Crab Walk Mode Teased

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan is One Cool People Mover

2021 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan is One Cool People Mover

Advertisement