OpenMoko Phase 0 has started

Igor Foox igorfoox at
Tue Mar 6 04:41:31 CET 2007

Just wanted to send a big Congratulations to the core OpenMoko team
for this first shipment of phones. You guys are doing a great job and  
with the delays the community is (or at least I am) 100% behind you!

Happy hacking to all those who will receive the phone, and I hope  
that this
will help the FIC folks get a lot more testing of hardware issues!

(who can't wait to get his hands on a phase 1 phone :-P)

On 5-Mar-07, at 8:32 PM, Harald Welte wrote:

> Hi!
> The rumours have already spread, as several bloggers have already
> reported: Yesterday [subject to time zone], Monday the 5th of March
> 2007, OpenMoko was finally able to start the Phase 0 of the OpenMoko
> Neo1973 developer programme:
> The Neo1973 Phase 0 phones have been shipped!
> This means that by the end of this week, there will be 36 Free  
> Software
> developers around the world with a Neo1973 in their hands :)
> (Why not 50? Go on reading)
> After having releaed the current source code, and development  
> resources
> such as wiki, bugzilla and mailinglists almost four weeks ago, this
> Phase 0 shipment now marks the next logical step: Hardware  
> availability.
> Unfortunately the current hardware revision GTA01Bv3 still has some
> issues that are fixable in post-production rework, most notably too  
> high
> standby power consumption.  Due to those issues, the remaining 14
> developers have chosen to rather wait until the next hardware  
> revision.
> The brave first 36 will obviously get a free fully working Neo1973 as
> soon as they become available - which brings us to the second news  
> item:
> We have finalized the next revision called GTA01Bv4, which we  
> expect to
> be available in sample quantities roughly at the end of the month.
> Let's hope this time we got everything right and can immediately  
> proceed
> to producing larger quantities.
> In order to enable the Phase 0 developers to even literally "Open  
> their
> phone" (before freeing it by free software),  we actually packaged all
> the tools required for opening and disassembling it:  Torx screwdriver
> and guitar plectrum :)
> The OpenMoko core team is sending a warm welcome to this first  
> group of
> 36 developers.   We're looking forward to your feedback and help!
> Once again our sincere apologies for delays and further delays.  We
> werer striving to be above industry average - but have you ever seen
> any reasonably complex hard/software project finish on time?  Murphys
> law applies to all of us...
> Happy hacking,
> Harald (for the OpenMoko Core Team)
> -- 
> - Harald Welte <laforge at>          	        http:// 
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