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First Look: OpenMoko's Linux-Based Open Smartphone Platform

Jul 09, 2008, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ryan Paul)

"Last Friday, OpenMoko launched its highly anticipated FreeRunner smartphone, a Linux-based handset that's completely open in both hardware and software, and is designed to encourage third-party modification and customization. Although the FreeRunner's software platform is still incomplete, the device has attracted considerable attention from mobile software developers and Linux enthusiasts.

"The FreeRunner handset is obviously a powerful tool for prototyping mobile software, but it isn't clear yet whether it's also ready for adoption as a personal smartphone..."

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