New Oceans

Sean Moss-Pultz sean at
Sat Jun 30 18:47:23 CEST 2007

On Jul 1, 2007, at 12:39 AM, michael at wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Jun 2007, Ian Darwin wrote:
>>>  I personally would also like to see
>>>  Motherboard alone - $150
>>>  GPS antenna - $20
>>>  Internal subframe - $20
>>>  This is both for cases where you damage your neo in some manner  
>>> that is
>>>  clearly not covered by any warranty, and for the cases where you  
>>> might
>>>  like to use the Neo for something it is clearly not suited for  
>>> in its
>>>  existing case.
>>>  For example, glue a couple of webcams a USB hub, wifi, into a  
>>> waterproof
>>>   container, and do stuff with it.
>> +1 to this unbundled approach.  Also maybe add "replacement  
>> touchscreen" as this is probably #1 part most likely to get busted?
> Another vote for the unbundled approach. A number of us hardware  
> types are
> discussing various gadgets that would hack into the neo for CPU and
> connectivity. A pity to waste a whole phone (and the $$s) if the  
> case and
> screen is not needed.
> Sean, how does this work from a certification point of view? Do you  
> have to
> get the whole device certified? Can you sell the internal subframe  
> by itself,
> with whatever certification is required? Is certification even an  
> issue since
> that's all handled by the GSM/SIM interface which we have no  
> visibility into?

I'm not 100% sure. Let me look into this on Monday.


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