The Origin of the Freerunner Shape!

Joseph Reeves iknowjoseph at
Tue Apr 13 14:48:12 CEST 2010

Has there been any explanation of the guitar pick that shipped with
the GTA01? If I remember correctly, Sean said that it was an
interesting story that he'd tell one day. I never saw the follow up

Cheers, Joseph

On 13 April 2010 13:46, Werner Almesberger <werner at> wrote:
> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> I have finally found where the shape and visual appearance of the
>> Neo1973 and Freerunner come from:
> Close :-) I've been told that the case originally came from a
> phone intended for the Chinese Olympics. The rounded form would
> mimick the outline of the Olympic rings. This probably also
> explains the rugged design.
> As far as I know, that phone never made it to production and the
> Openmoko project then "inherited" the device, radically changed
> its internals, and so on.
> - Werner
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