Using Openmoko in Japan

David Schlesinger David.Schlesinger at
Sun Oct 14 11:01:32 CEST 2007

You'll need to find some hardware to run it on, the Neo1973 won't
function in Japan. It's a GSM phone, and Japan's system is pretty much
completely WCDMA...

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[mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jerry Huang
Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 11:10 PM
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Subject: Using Openmoko in Japan

Hi all,
I just subscribed the Openmoko mail list and find that it is an active
community. I am more and more confident that the first open-source
cellular phone will become the mainstream in the near future. I am a
long-time Linux hacker working as a network engineer. I am a Chinese and
is transferred to Tokyo this June.
Is there any Openmoko enthusiasm in Japan? Probably we can have a
meeting sometime in Tokyo to get familiar each other and study the
potential to introduce the Neo1973 to Japan market. In my superficial
understanding, Japan mobile phone market is a very different market than
other countries. The cellular phone and the service in Japan are quite
unfriendly to the non-Japanese users. There are many expats as me in
Tokyo, who can't speak Japanese. Neo 1973 may be a gadget for them to
drive into an open world.

My email address is Jerry AT email to me if you are
also interested in Openmoko for japan.

Jerry Huang

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