No 3G for GTA03, 2G/EDGE only?

Andy Powell openmoko at
Tue Jun 10 21:01:47 CEST 2008

On Tuesday 10 June 2008 14:46, Michael 'Mickey' Lauer wrote:
> On Tuesday 10 June 2008 13:46:59 Justyn Butler wrote:
> > 2008/6/10 The Rasterman Carsten Haitzler <raster at>:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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.
> :M:

At some point we're going to start explaining to the folks at OM that we can't 
actually afford to buy every model they produce to help fund this 
evolution...  I really don't want to have a collection of interesting but 
ultimately useless devices - Let's face it the gta01 has issues the gta02 has 
issues, perhaps it *is* time for a revolution...


Andy / ScaredyCat

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