what's not functional?

Tom Kunz tkunz at solidrocktechnologies.com
Tue Jan 15 15:20:16 CET 2008

This is all very interesting.  I will be needing to eventually use it 
elsewhere throughout the world, particularly Asia.  Will this require 
hardware changes, or is it mainly a software issue at this point? 

Given the other info stated in the thread, it sounds like it would be 
moderately acceptable as a technology demonstrator and as a good 
development platform (given the underlying hardware doesn't change too 
much) to get my software onto.


Mark Arvidson wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> If your usage is for North America, be aware that the Neo as it is 
> offered now does not include support for the 850MHz band, so you will 
> only be able to use the 1900MHz in these parts. 
> The battery life is 3-4 hours, and the phone is best charged turned on 
> and plugged into a Linux computer's USB port.  My particular device 
> only recognizes the sim card every other boot and often forgets to 
> tell me if somebody is calling (they drop straight to voicemail).  
> Some of this may be improved with the latest modem flash.
> The basic hardware platform seems solid enough (other than power 
> management issues).  The problems I am seeing seem to be software 
> related, so if the openmoko software is not required in your 
> application, you might have some luck.  I have enjoyed writing some 
> small bits of software for openmoko, but still cannot use it as a 
> primary phone.
> Some claim that Qtopia works well on the device.  I haven't tried it 
> recently enough to comment.
> --Mark Arvidson
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