sean at openmoko.com
Sat Jun 30 18:47:23 CEST 2007
On Jul 1, 2007, at 12:39 AM, michael at michaelshiloh.com 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
>>> 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
>>> 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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