[svlug] Openmoko group sales
ajitk at email.com
Thu Jun 5 17:54:38 PDT 2008
You may have heard of the Openmoko Freerunner. It is a smartphone whose
goal is to be as open as possible. Most of the hardware specs are
available online as is the source code for most of the software.
The phone is unlocked, GSM based, and triband. You can choose the
850/1800/1900 unit (which is the best for the U.S.) or the 900/1800/1900
unit. The phone includes two accelerometers and a GPS. The LCD touch
screen is 640x480. The unit features a USB 1.1 interface and a micro SD
slot. It has Wifi. It runs a Linux kernel (ARM architecture) and apps
can be written against GTK or QT. More information at
Mass production has started and the phones should be available soon.
You can order the phones individually for $399 or you can join a 10-pack
group sale for $369 a unit. The warranty is the same in either case.
If you join the group sale, you will get a headset, pouch, a cool
stylus, and a charger at no extra cost.
If you are interested in joining the 10-pack group sale, please add your
name to the GroupSales wiki
Please note that I am not an employee of Openmoko and do not have any
financial or other incentive in this. I'm just passing the message along.
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