Gphone and 850, perspectives

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Nov 7 20:02:47 CET 2007

Am 07.11.2007 um 19:08 schrieb Gabriel Ambuehl:

> On Wednesday 07 November 2007 18:23:18 Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>> Problem is I dont want to buy a lot of  $750 US units if I could
>>> just develop on e.g. gphone or iphone which will be way cheaper.
>> You need not buy many units yourself - there is an idea for a group
>> purchase. So if you can convince (many) others so that it goes beyond
>> the order quantity of the next price scale it can go down to less
>> than $600.
> Even then, unless someone turns this in a complete phone, quite  
> some bit of
> engineering will be needed to turn an SBC plus touchscreen into a  
> proper
> phone... Not to mention software support for it. But I'd sure love the

Just needs a plastic case (plus stylus) case. Everything else is  
available (charger, battery, etc.).

> possible form factor (3.5" VGA with little bigger case).

Software: Why not OpenMoko or Qtopia or QuantumSTEP? It seems to be a  
quite small step.

CompuLabs already provides Angstrom (previously called OpenZaurus). See:

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