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iPhone-like Linux Phone Delayed

Jun 29, 2007, 15:45 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

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"As Apple launches its iPhone today, a company attempting to build a similar touchscreen-based phone around an open, user-extensible Linux OS has acknowledged significant delays. OpenMoko now hopes to ship its first 'mass market' model in October.

"The announcement came June 27, in an e-mail from OpenMoko leader Sean Moss-Pultz to several mailing lists. OpenMoko expected to ship its first Neo1973 phone in March, but 'critical hardware bugs' resulted in delays 'expensive for us and annoying for you,' Moss-Pultz acknowledged..."

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