ben at abcom.co.nz
Thu Jan 1 12:57:00 CET 2009
Sean's comment that 3G modules are currently "too big" has got me
thinking about cellphone sizes.
Maybe it's just me but I don't really see the fascination with keeping
I would be happy with a phone larger than GTA01/02. Something a bit
smaller than a Sony PSP.
Really the only size constraint i have is the size of my pockets, which
are quite big :)
A PSP-like sized phone would relax the size constraints that were
present in gta01/02 development and allow a wider range of chipsets to
There would be room for some of the wish-list items such as an external
flash slot, empty internal space for add-ons, fully powered usb port, IR
remote control port, external analog and digital IO, much bigger
battery, few more button/wheels and of course maybe a 3G module.
It would also allow for a bigger screen which I think helps any
However I guess a phone that size might not appeal to everybody?
Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
> On 12/31/08 Ben wrote:
>> Any chance of getting an announce list for 3G, or a guarantee that it
>> will be mentioned on the announce list when it is confirmed?
> You bet we'll mention it. But please don't hold your breath. We're a
> long way away from a serious 3G design. Openmoko cannot afford the
> licensing royalties needed to implement a reference design. And modules
> (global ones), at this point, are just too big.
> Happy holidays.
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