Is Neo1973 truly abandoned?

Ben Wilson ben at
Thu Aug 14 23:25:39 CEST 2008

I second this.


>> I am only aware of 1 (ONE) functioning GTA01 in the Taipei office. A  
>> bit hard to do development and testing that way.
>> Next week we will look at the Om 2008.8 on GTA01 situation:
>> 1. how many people want this?
> How many GTA01s did you sell? Gotta be a few thousand. I'm sure we all 
> bought them assuming *someday* we'd have a usable phone. Right now, I 
> have a usable GPS, thanks to TangoGPS, other than the fact that the 
> battery dies before I finish most of my hikes (making it useless as a 
> GPS, too, other than for novelty value).
> When I got the GTA01, I assumed that someday it would be usable as a PDA 
> and phone, and could hand off to my wife and then get a GTA02. Instead, 
> I essentially have a $350 paperweight.
> So when GTA03 comes out, does GTA02 get abandoned?
> I'd say, the minimum that we need for GTA01 would:
> 1. have working, reliable GSM service to use as a phone
> 2. have working, reliable suspend/resume so that you can get more than 4 
> hours at a time, without breaking the other features
> 3. provide working SMS,
> 4. have an address book, and calendar in some form that can be 
> synchronized with desktop/online services
> 5. have a GPS/mapping software that works.
> So as best I can tell, we have 4 out of 5, but not even in any 
> combination that can be run together.
> Can we at least get 1 to 4 done in some core release, so we can call it 
> a phone?

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