Whither open hardware ?

GNUtoo GNUtoo at no-log.org
Sun Jan 3 21:57:46 CET 2010

On Sun, 2010-01-03 at 20:49 +0000, Dave Ball wrote:
> Laszlo KREKACS wrote:
> > There is also the openpandora project:
> > http://www.open-pandora.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=2&lang=en
> >
> > Is it unsuitable for a phone because of power inefficiency?
> > Can be the "ARM Cortex-A8 600Mhz" used in a future phone?
> >   
> The pandora (and beagleboard) use the OMAP3530 which (afaik) is just a 
> retail package of the (oem only) OMAP3430 used in the palm pre and 
> motorola droid. [1]
> The docs are open [2] (except the power VR 3D subsystem), and from first 
> looks it should be fine in a future phone - though it would be a radical 
> departure from our existing designs.
There is one...it's called omap zoom II but it's not cheap
If I understood well the GSM modem is optionnal

Maybe I should have bought one instead of an htcdream
(better buy now when the dollar is cheap)


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