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    OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    I have translated an article from the Austrian newspaper Der Standard about the first consumer phone from OpenMoko called the Neo Freerunner on my blog.

    Highlights:
    Complex interface effects
    Touch screen
    Position sensors
    An 850 MHZ and a 900 MHz Tri-Band model
    Wifi

    Looks very promising, if anyone has further details please share them.
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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Couple of English articles:

    http://gizmodo.com/339965/openmoko-l...for-the-masses
    http://www.informationweek.com/news/...leID=205207789

    If the GPS works nicely and doesn't require a network connection (I'm unsure of how AGPS works compared to GPS), then this will be my next phone

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Here is some more info about the Neo Freerunner aka GTA02 from the official Wiki:


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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    nice communication toy

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    GTA02? I thought it was calle the Neo 1973?

    EDIT: Nevermind. Just reread that URL and realized the whole name wasn't used before.

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Your image on the left is fake, your image on the right is old. The real thing is currently much nicer

    Some interface screenshots (of OS 2007.2) over on their wiki: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Curren...s#Screen_Shots
    Last edited by Mr. Picklesworth; January 14th, 2008 at 03:47 AM.

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Have you guys seen the source code for this? I have not been able to find it. It would be a shame if this ended up to be a halfhearted attempt like android with no source code.
    Last edited by Chang An; January 22nd, 2008 at 10:52 PM.
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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Is this going to be a release for end-users? I read on the OpenMoko wiki that the GUI apps aren't stable yet.

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    Quote Originally Posted by Ebuntor View Post
    Is this going to be a release for end-users? I read on the OpenMoko wiki that the GUI apps aren't stable yet.
    Yes, it will be released to end users. Right now, only developers have them because they're the people writing the apps. When they're done writing them (or enough of them), it will be released.

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    Re: OpenMoko: Neo Freerunner

    From what I can see online, the Freerunner is great except that it is too slow / sluggish.

    Why not have a faster processor / more RAM and leave out as many extras as possible to still allow a reasonable cost?

    For example, ditch the accelerometer and replace it with a button or screen tap.

    It is simply not an enjoyable experience to use a sluggish handset. For evidence, look at YouTube videos of Android on the G1 vs. the Freerunner. Or even the other operating systems used on the Freerunner.

    If a new, faster handset is released, that is all it would take for me to buy it. I understand the limitations of cost, but hopefully it can be done in an affordable way.

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