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LinuxDevices: Cheap, Hackable Linux Smartphone Due Soon

Nov 09, 2006, 12:15 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"One of the world's largest computer and consumer electronics manufacturers will ship a completely open, Linux-based, GPS-equipped, quad-band GSM/GPRS phone direct, worldwide, for $350 or less, in Q1, 2007. First International Computing's (FIC's) 'Neo1973' or FIC-GTA001, is the first phone based on the open-source 'OpenMoKo' platform.

"Sean Moss-Pultz, an FIC product development manager, introduced the Neo1973--and OpenMoKo--as the 'Mystery Guest' at the inaugural 'Open Source in Mobile' conference today in Amsterdam..."

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