No 3G for GTA03, 2G/EDGE only?
openmoko at automated.it
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 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.
> > 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.
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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