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OpenMoko

At last i have the time to write about this incredible mobile platform.

OpenMoko is an open source mobile communications movement with a mission to create a platform that empowers people to customize their phone, much like a computer, in any way they see fit. It is a platform that focuses on innovation, usability, reliability and quality.
Because OpenMoko is based on the latest Linux, developers now have an easy way to create applications and deliver services that span all users and provide a common “look and feel”.

OpenMoko also offers common storage models and libraries for application developers, making writing applications for mobile phones fun and easy while guaranteeing swift proliferation of a wide range of applications for mobile phones. With such extremely high quality open frameworks, developers will be armed with exactly the tools they need to revolutionize the mobile industry.
The name OpenMoko means Open as in Open Source, and Moko stands for Mobile Kommunikations.

The first mobile phone that will use OpenMoko platform is FIC Neo1973.
The specifications of FIC Neo1973 are:
* 120.7 x 62 x 18.5 (mm)
* 2.8″ VGA (480×640) 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)

FIC-neo1973_small

main_menu_press_small dialer_small

contact_small app_manager_small

In the future maybe I could install LAMP on my mobile phone, use gaim for instant messenging and run the command “ipkg install” in my mobile phone :p And hoping the upcoming devices will include 3G and WiFi features.

Links:
OpenMoko website
Planet OpenMoko
Temporary OpenMoko wiki
Comparison between Apple iPhone and OpenMoko FIC Neo1973
OpenMoko articles on linuxdevices.com

5 Comments

  1. Tue, 6 Feb 2007    

    Sayang gak ada Wi-Fi nya. Kalo pake Linux murah gak yahh????

  2. Tue, 6 Feb 2007    

    @ milisdad
    iya sayang blum ada Wi-Fi dan 3G, mungkin di devices berikutnya sudah di implementasikan.
    Harganya sih sekitar $350 hehehe….

  3. Wed, 7 Feb 2007    

    wah,keren banget ya!baru satu hape itu aja ya?vendor2 besar lain pada bakal ikutan juga ga ya?..nice info,thx!:)

  4. Thu, 8 Feb 2007    

    @ nico
    hmm sepertinya vendor-vendor besar lain belum tentu pada ikutan, mungkin yang ikutan itu vendor-vendor yang belum benar-benar settle. Misalnya Nokia pasti akan tetap mengembangkan Symbian OS nya.
    Tapi ya kita lihat saja nanti :)

  5. Anita Anita
    Tue, 27 Feb 2007    

    waduh ndi.. keren banget ya… btw, harganya mirip tiket masuk sirkuit Nürburgring ndi… *_*

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