Cell phone news and specs cell phone news, reviews, info, and photos
Web www.cellaz.com


Subscribe to RSS feed

FIC Neo1973 Linux Smartphone Launching in September


Posted: 08 Jun 2007
FIC Neo1973 Linux Smartphone Launching in September The FIC Neo1973 is a Linux-based quad-band GSM/GPRS smartphone, the first device to feature the open-source OpenMoKo platform. It is scheduled to ship for sale in September with a price tag of $350.

The device is controlled entirely by its touch screen. However, it still needs to be worked on. The screen is difficult to use and often doesn't respond to fingertip inputs. A stylus in this case would be more convinient, but the phone does not have a clip or docking bay to hold it.

The FIC Neo1973 is based on the open-source OpenMoko platform, which allows to install a great variety of software and applications on the phone, and gives almost full hardware access. Only the GSM/GPRS module parameters can not be changed. With this open-source platform carriers can offer a wider range of software without heavy development costs. The platform will eventually run on a wide range of phones, and later models of Neo1973 are already developing. OpenMoko began negotiating with potential European partners to offer the device in Europe.
There are no comments for this at the moment.
You may become the first

Add comment

You are not authorised to comment. Please login to your account or quick and easy create the new one.

Cell phones reviews
Phone Search
Useful articles
Quick phone search:
Login Password
Save login info
Forgot your password?

Not registered yet?

Cell Phone News
Latest Cell Phone Reviews
Cell phone articles



NewsReviewsPhonesPhone SearchFeedsPartnersLinksContacts
  Copyright 2003-2018 Blog Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.   Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Site map
Text, images and all other content on this site may not be copied or republished in any way without formal permission.