Open Phones

Mr Nobody mrnobody at
Fri Jul 22 14:50:00 PDT 2016

Seems like an awesome initiative but jeez... a thousand dollars.

Don't get me wrong, I believe is a right price for a handmade piece of
engineering like that.

It's incredible what economies of scale can do in technology. Nowadays
you yet decent android phones for $60-70... how it went down that much.

> "Open"... being relative, yet interesting...
> Are you tired of all those closed mobile platforms? Do you want to
> truly own a device that has the ability to do whatever you want, just
> like your PC?
> The Neo900 project aims to provide a Fremantle (Maemo™ 5) compatible
> successor to the N900, with a faster CPU, more RAM and an LTE modem.
> This is all based on a free, mature and stable platform - the GTA04.
> We'll provide complete, ready-to-use devices, as well as motherboard
> replacements for your current devices.
> Most importantly, the Neo900 is an open platform, carrying on in the
> tradition of the Openmoko project. Neo900 will support all operating
> systems available for GTA04 (QtMoko, SHR, Debian, Replicant, ...) and
> should serve as a great platform for porting systems like Maemo,
> Ubuntu or Firefox OS - or even for writing your own one!
> We bring the hardware, you choose the operating system.


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