Some light ahead...
drcjjones at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 09:02:06 CEST 2007
Thank you so much for the update!
I was frantically searching for HW since i heard it would be available
in March and thought i was missing out.
Glad to know i didn't miss the boat!
This is also my first post to the list - i've been reading as many as
i can since joining about a week ago.
Also hoping to be of service to the community!
I skimmed a thread regarding GPS in the phone - I haven't looked up
the datasheet for the chipset being used, but I know many GPS chips
spout NMEA-183 messages. I have some old C routines i wrote about 10
yrs ago for parsing NMEA-183 protocol - if anybody thinks they'd be of
use i can dust 'em off and submit them.
Thanks again for setting up such a fantastic project!
On 4/24/07, Sean Moss-Pultz <sean at openmoko.com> wrote:
> Dear Community,
> We owe you all an update as to our status. Here it goes...
> Last week we finished 200 devices. Of these about 50 seem to have some
> problems but the rest are functionally complete, tested, and ready to
> go. We know the source of the problems for the 50 that failed and this
> is already corrected. This is great news because it means we can finally
> start to move out of engineering sample mode and into real production!
> These first 150 (or so) devices will go to phase 0 developers and our
> internal / external developers -- of which many still don't even have
> Oh and Imre Kaloz gets a freed phone, too. Thanks for being the first to
> tell us about Atheros. We're almost for sure going to use their AR6K
> chipset in our next product.
> We must forewarn you all that we're having some supply issues with our
> 2.8" VGA LCM. Our vendor has had more than their fair share of troubles
> moving this LCM into mass production. We have some in stock now. But
> this might be the major bottleneck moving forward. There are only a few
> companies currently making LCMs of this size and resolution.
> Finally, we've already begun moving production into one of our factories
> in mainland China. There are two runs scheduled now: May 10th and May
> 20th. We're going to take those runs a bit slow just to make sure the
> quality is high. And then starting in June, things can run full speed.
> Thanks again for your continued support and patience. The light at the
> end of the tunnel is getting a little brighter :-)
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