Hardware/Software UI Relationship

David Duardo dduardo at gmail.com
Tue Jul 17 02:47:13 CEST 2007

Your explanation definitely shed some light on the Neo1973 for me.  I
guess the only thing we can do at this point is wait for Sean to make
more hardware announcements.

Dirk Bergstrom wrote:
> At Mon, 16 Jul 2007 18:00:06 -0400,David Duardo <dduardo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> How can the community and FIC work together to have the most cohesive
>> vision between the hardware and software user interfaces?
> As I understand it, the Neo 1973 hardware was originally developed for
> an unspecified FIC customer.  That deal fell through, and somehow
> OpenMoko came onto the scene.  Thus we have this somewhat oddball
> platform.  It wasn't planned this way, it's a happy accident that any
> of this happened at all.
> My reading of Sean's announcement is that future hardware platforms
> will be designed in a more collaborative fashion.  I suspect that the
> hardware he talked about for 2008 is probably pretty far along in the
> design cycle by now, but the versions after that are likely to be more
> open.

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