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 Schematics For Building Your Own

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 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

Wired's Open Phone Round-Up Tells the Bleak Truth

Rob Beschizza, lead blogger at Wired's Gadgetlab, has a popular article up glancing at the world of open source and unlocked phones like the Neo1973 from OpenMoko and Nokia's N series tablets. It does feel good to read about the theoretical of openness of these phones, some available now but not that open, some coming… » 10/12/07 6:19pm 10/12/07 6:19pm

OpenMoko.com 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 $600

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

OpenMoko Smartphone: Did They Have a Time Machine, or What?

When we first saw this Linux-based OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 smartphone last November, we were wondering if it would capture the imagination of the open-source community. Now, after Apple's iPhone (pictured at right next to the Neo1973) has been unveiled, we're looking at this smartphone in a different context. » 1/17/07 8:03am 1/17/07 8:03am