No 3G for GTA03, 2G/EDGE only?
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at openmoko.org
Tue Jun 10 15:46:10 CEST 2008
On Tuesday 10 June 2008 13:46:59 Justyn Butler wrote:
> 2008/6/10 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at openmoko.org>:
> > i'd love a better cpu - better memory bus and much more. right now the
> > only thing we have is gta03 - same cpu as freerunner etc etc. just
> > different gsm subsystem (2g/edge) and no glamo (dumb 2442 fb), new case,
> > added camera.
> Maybe this was a typo, but are you saying that the current plan is to
> ditch the existing GSM subsystem yet replace it with a modem that
> can't even handle 3G?
> That sounds crazy!
Not at all. First, 03 is about evolution, so change as few parts as possible.
2nd, there are hardly any UMTS modules available on the component market that
would attach to serial and fit size- and powerconsumption wide. 3rd, there
are insane advance license fees to pay for 3G products.
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