Unofficial poll: Do you want 3G in the proposed successor, GTA03?
Flemming Richter Mikkelsen
quatrox at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 08:25:57 CEST 2008
On 4/18/08, Carlo E. Prelz <fluido at fluido.as> wrote:
> Subject: RE: Unofficial poll: Do you want 3G in the proposed
> successor, GTA03?
> Date: gio 17 apr 08 04:20:35 -0700
> Quoting steve (steve at openmoko.com):
> > > I warmly suggest that FIC produce a GTA02.2 - same hardware, but with
> > > a QWERTY keyboard... Form-factor similar to nokia e61. This should not
> > > require such a long and difficult development process.
> > Our CAD files are open.
> I thought you only opened the files for the case, not the ones for the
> PCBoard (electronic circuit). Are these last ones now also open?
> > Anyone who wants to persue this as a business is welcome to.
> In order to adapt to another form factor, the circuit board would most
> certainly have to be resized and rerouted.
> (not that I am in that specific line of business)
1) It is not just to print the circuit board even if you had the shematics.
When you have transmission lines, you also need to tweak by moving the
components, measure, move some more, measure again...and there are many
other things too.
2) Nobody wants to reroute just to add a keypad. You can just connect it on
usb or some other available bus.
Of course, this is just my assumptions
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