Remainders - The Things We Didn't Post: One Small Step Edition

In today's Remainders: progress. Sort of. Openmoko's WikiReader takes baby steps towards usability; a new sculpture series offers busts of the Darth Vader that could've been; an MSNBC slideshow sheds light on the photographic pursuits of ISS astronauts, and more. » 2/09/10 6:20pm 2/09/10 6:20pm

Android-Powered OpenMoko FreeRunner Spotted

OpenMoko built the first 100% open-source smartphone—hardware and software both—when Android was but a glimmer in Larry and Sergey's eye. But now, the FreeRunner hardware is officially kissing its open-source cousin OS, Android. » 12/30/08 10:00am 12/30/08 10:00am

OpenMoko GTA02 Handset Rumored to Join the Android Party

OpenMoko » 10/29/08 9:15pm 10/29/08 9:15pm, stalwarts of the open source gadget movement, have announced their intentions to develop an handset for release as early as November. According to , the alleged Android phone will operate under the project name "GTA02" and resemble something like the Neo FreeRunner. The phone is said to have a 2.8-inch,…

OpenMoko Smartphone Doing the Full Open Monty, Releasing Chip…

They've already released the CAD files » 8/06/08 11:15am 8/06/08 11:15am for modding the case into a lobster phone (please, someone?), and now the OpenMoko folks are going all the way with their Neo Freerunner Linux smartphone, opening up the schematics for all to see and use under a Creative Commons license. This includes not only the full schematics …

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner Finally Available on July 4th

The OpenMoko Neo Freerunner we caught back in January will be available to order on July 4th. That makes the Linux-based cellphone a perfect birthday gift for Uncle Sam, assuming he's into shell commands. It'll run $400, press release after the jump. [OpenMoko] » 7/02/08 9:30am 7/02/08 9:30am

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner Pricing Details Surface

The OpenMoko Neo Freerunner has been in the making since before the Jurassic period, but it looks like official word has now been released regarding the final pricing details. The Linux based cellphone will retail at $399 for a single unit and $3690 for a pack containing ten handsets. » 4/12/08 4:00pm 4/12/08 4:00pm

Design and Make Your Own OpenMoko Phone

OpenMoko is taking its open philosophy a step beyond its Linux soul and has released the CAD (computer-aided design) files for the Neo1973, allowing you to design and create your own body for the phone. The catch for selfish bastards is that it's under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license, so you've gotta make w/ the… » 3/04/08 1:27am 3/04/08 1:27am

OpenMoko Launches Neo FreeRunner Open-Source Smartphone for the Masses

OpenMoko today announced the Neo FreeRunner, a mass-market version of the Neo 1973 open-source phone, and will be showing it off at CES next week. The phone will have the same "overall look and feel" as the developers' product, but it has a faster 500MHz processor, 3D graphics, and a new lineup of open-source mobile… » 1/03/08 9:22am 1/03/08 9:22am

Dash Express Runs on OpenMoko FOSS Platform, Nerds' Heads Explode

Today we learned that the seductively interactive Dash Express GPS navigator is using the OpenMoko open-source mobility platform that led to the Neo 1973 smartphone. This makes the Dash the first product based on OpenMoko's GTA0X reference design, with GPS hardware designed to order by OpenMoko and its parent company,… » 1/02/08 10:43am 1/02/08 10:43am

OpenMoko Developer Preview Kit Unboxing: Wow, That's a Lot of Stuff

Someone got their OpenMoko Neo Advanced developer preview phone kit in the mail, so naturally the first thing they did was throw the Christmas-in-August pictures up on the net. That "Hi, I might contain a portable nuke" case is indeed packed to the gills. But for $450, it should be. [digg]
» 8/06/07 2:45pm 8/06/07 2:45pm Goes Live: Get Your Anti-iPhone Now

The official website for OpenMoko, the open source Linux-based phone dubbed the "hacker's dream," went live today. We groped an early base model back in February and had a righteously detailed breakdown of the latest details last week. Now that the site is live, you can order a developer preview phone kit from their… » 7/09/07 9:42pm 7/09/07 9:42pm

OpenMoko's Neo 1973 Open-Source Smartphone Ships In October at $450 to…

With all of the hullabaloo last week surround the iPhone, we nearly missed an update on the anti-iPhone, the world's first open-sourced Linux mobile phone known as the FIC/OpenMoko Neo 1973. The phone has more internal flash memory and integrated Wi-Fi. It will be ready for customers in October, available in $450 and… » 7/05/07 6:30pm 7/05/07 6:30pm

First Look: the Anti-iPhone, OpenMoko's Neo1973

Click to viewThe OpenMoko Neo1973 linux-powered smartphone first crossed our radar last november. Then the iPhone came out and made us double-take on the device's multi-touch screen, and coincidentally similar interface. Yesterday we sat down with the Neo1973, and learned more about its features, three-phase road map,… » 2/15/07 8:53am 2/15/07 8:53am