Upgrading 1973 to Freerunner

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Mon Apr 28 17:00:13 CEST 2008

wim.delvaux at adaptiveplanet.com wrote:
> In view of 'many' 1973's becoming obsolete and probably 'ridden' with 
> unfixable problems, would it be 'thinkable' to replace the
> internals of the device with a FreeRunner Motherboard ?
> I heard that the most costly part of a device it the screen, and that the 
> screen IFAIK is the same for both systems, an upgrade would be 
> cost-effective.
> Is this at all thinkable ?

As I understand it - no.

Basically, the screen is glued down, and will be difficult to remove.
All of the internal plastic needs changed - only the outside case is the 
Having said that - I'd like this.

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