Openmoko's FreeRunner, the original open source (hardware and software) Linux phone, made us oh so excited back in the day, before Android and the iPhone. And now it's dead. UPDATED.


Update: OpenMoko is actually only canceling their next phone. The current model, GTA02 will stay in production. Their next project is still going to be a non-phone, "non-telecommunications" product shipping later this year. If that goes right, they'll go back to working on a new phone. Here's what Openmoko Marketing VP Steve Mosher says about it:

They only sold around 10,000 FreeRunners. To survive, they're cutting their staff by 50 percent. Sad to see a pioneer of something ahead of its time wither and almost die like this. [PhoneScoop]