Stage of GTA03 development?
xbmodder+openmoko at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 13:12:16 CET 2008
Does OM even sell that many units? I thought it was more in the 3-5k
range as of now. The Telit module would be nice, but is quite
expensive. I've also looked at Sierra, but all their modules are
MiniPCI based. One of the neat things about going with a Telit module,
would be OM could ship with the 'low-end' modem (GSM/GPRS/EDGE,
maybe?), and it would be user-upgradeable to a 3/3G/CDMA module.
Additionally, if Telit puts out new modules in the future, we could
just purchase those and stick them in our phones. It'd be nice if
OpenMoko resold them at a discounted price of course :-).
I understand the antenna problem, and RF issues. We would have to
figure out a way to make that work.
For now: I am very happy with the choice of the mc75i.
On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 3:50 AM, Justyn Butler
<justynbutler+openmoko at googlemail.com> wrote:
> This is all very interesting (and sad, of course).
> 2008/12/22 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at rasterman.com>:
>> less than 1/3 the cost. as best i know anyone selling pre-made "3g modules" so
>> you dont have to set up your own production is charging in the range of
>> $100-$300 per module (depending who you go to and the volume you buy). this is
>> where someone developed the module (did what nokia/apple etc. do) and now
>> re-sell their work. 1-offs i have seen for sale for $250 or so for a 3g module.
>> buy in bulk and you get a discount of course (thus the $100-$300 range). and the
>> fewer suppliers in between the better.
> The Telit UC864-G mentioned on the MokoForesight page is a global 3.5G
> module with built-in GPS. I don't know of it's actual suitability for
> This company, Round Solutions, sells it:
> And they have a price list:
> Which lists it at €145 for 100-500 quantity. That is around US $200.
> Clearly very expensive. But the quantity we are talking about Openmoko
> buying is at least an order of magnitude larger, so I wonder how much
> below $200 the module could be bought. And it does integrate the GPS
> chip (a small saving there though).
> Anyway, I thought some people might be interested in a solid example
> with pricing. It is costly, that is for sure.
> I'd still be interested to see how much the UC864-G costs when buying
> in bulk of 10K. Can anyone else find figures for this?
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