FIC announces the new Neo1973, a quad-band GSM/GPRS smartphone the first who is using open-source OpenMoKo platform. The device has the 2.8 inch display LCD - an ultra-high resolution touchscreen. The Neo1973 smartphone can be charged via USB connection to a computer. It can also serve as a router for connecting a PC to the internet with its GPRS data connection ability. One more interesting feature about the phone is that it was co-designed by the Chinese government as a Windows-based PHP (Personal Handy Phone) product.
The following features are included in the device: 128 MB of RAM, 64 MB of Flash, a 64 MB MicroSD card. It is based on a Samsung S3C2410 SoC (system-on-chip) application processor, which is powered by an ARM9 core.
The OpenMoko software is going to include a dialer, unified SyncML-enabled email/text messaging client, phonebook, and media player. Clients who prefer the Microsoft operating system , can also have Windows Mobile on the Neo1973. In fact, the Neo1973, or FIC-GTA001, is one in a series of phones. A follow-up model is expected to offer both WiFi and Bluetooth.