Community update: GSM firmware, 850MHz experiment, GTA02 progress

Jason Joines joines at
Mon Dec 10 20:06:18 CET 2007

Michael Shiloh wrote:
> Hi,
> GSM Firmware update:
> We've been informed that everything legal has been agreed upon by all 
> parties, and all that remains is to get everything signed. Apparently 
> the process of getting things signed takes a few weeks!
> 850MHz experiment:
> As mentioned before we're looking into offering an 850MHz variant of the 
> triband GTA02.
> Since the GSM section is essentially the same between GTA01 and GTA02, 
> we thought a good experiment would be to modify a couple GTA01 handsets 
> for 850MHz and to test them out here in the USA. I just received these 
> handsets on Friday and am now trying to figure out how to thoroughly 
> test them. Rather than me traveling around the country, it might make 
> sense to ship them to various users to test them with different 
> carriers.  Please write to me if you are in an 850MHz area and are 
> interested in participating.
> Wifi driver:
> We're making very good progress, but it's still not finished.
> GTA02 hardware:
> Still waiting for the Wifi driver to verify the Wifi hardware, but so 
> far we're feeling quite good about this part. There are a couple of 
> other things to verify, and as mentioned before we will most likely make 
> another revision of the board, which will hopefully be the 
> production-ready revision.
> Regards,
> Michael

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