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OpenMOKO - free PDA/smart-phone OS

, posted: 15-May-2007 15:00

With backing from FIC (First International Computer, Taiwan) the OpenMOKO project has some serious credibility for being the first ubiquitous smart-phone/handheld computer OS. With the hardware supplied by FIC for development engineering resembling most HTC devices and even Gigabeat / Zune hardware, portability of this OS to other devices is a reality. It builds on the OpenZarus and Familiar Linux distributions' efforts thanks to some well-known (famous even?) Kernel developers writing drivers. But hundreds of other developers around the world, of all skill levels, are contributing towards the usability engineering and design of this OS. A truely exciting time for Linux enthusiasts.

Neo1973

The hardware supplied to developers (and only developers at this stage) by FIC is named the Neo1973.
It is powered by a Samsung SoC S3C2410AL 266MHz ARM9. With 128MB SDRAM and an internal NAND flash.
With a Quad-band GSM radio unit by Texas Instruments connected by an internal serial bus to the SoC.
* 480x640 active-matrix touchscreen
* a WiFi chip is on the horizon, but Bluetooth 2.0 is already there.
* GPS receiver.
* MicroSD socket

and this is just the prototype, the final version / RTM of this product will undoubtably sport more features.


More information

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Comment by freitasm, on 15-May-2007 17:58

I saw this during the CES 2007. Very impressive stuff.


Comment by nathan, on 16-May-2007 16:34

I noticed a striking similarity between this device and the JavaFX Mobile that is intended to run high definition graphics that Sun just announced

http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan/entry/when_not_where

Some nice Photoshop skills there


Author's note by barf, on 16-May-2007 17:44

Nathan: That sure is an FIC Neo1973. To hazard a guess, OpenMOKO will likely be the basis for the JavaFX. Yes, Sun have good photoshop skills.


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