Open Hardware

Chris Wright dhasenan at
Sun Jun 1 15:53:05 CEST 2008

Openmoko phones are as cheap as they are because they use commodity
hardware, I'm given to understand. If you wanted a phone with open
hardware, you'd probably be paying thousands for all the custom
components. Plus there's testing and certification for various parts,
which probably is also expensive....

It's doable, but it'd be harder by far than the OGP. And consider that
the first card released by the OGP costs $1500, which is two or three
times the cost of the more expensive commodity cards, while delivering
less performance (their target is 20fps in Quake 3 at 1280x1024).

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