[ANN] Freerunner GTA02A7+ on regular sales

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Fri Jan 29 08:53:10 CET 2010

Dear all,
to further improve the Freerunner hardware, we have done another  
upgrade and are now the first to sell the new variant GTA02A7+ from  

The difference to the A7 is that the #1024 rework ("recamping bug")  
has already been applied. Therefore the A7+ device now has a much  
longer standby time in the case that the Calypso GSM modem goes to  
sleep mode (AT%SLEEP=4).

The product link is


If you already own a A5/A6 or A7 device, we offer the rework as well,  
but you have to ship the device to us which needs approx. 2 weeks  
turnaround time:



PS: if you go to FOSDEM next week, please come to my presentation. I  
may give a glimpse what could come after GTA02A7...

PPS: our server may respond a little slow today since it is victim of  
a DoS attack

Am 12.08.2009 um 11:12 schrieb Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller:

> Hi all,
> we are happy to announce that we and our partner TRISOFT now have the
> GTA02A7 models on regular sale and can ship from stock.
> What are the differences to the A6 models?
> * PCB revision A7
> * buzz-rework not required (to remove interference from GSM
> transmitter into microphone signal)
> * no capacitor on SD slot required (to remove interference from SD
> card clock to GPS receiver)
> * better recovers from completely empty or no battery
> You can easily distinguish the A7 from GTA02A5/A6 devices by the DATE
> CODE printed on the label inside the battery compartment or on the
> black box.
> Code 2008xxxx  -> A5 or A6
> Code 2009xxxx -> A7
> Although it does not solve all problems that have been reported (which
> mobile phone is 100% free of flaws?), the A7 is the best Freerunner we
> ever had!
> For those new to this list: the good thing is that it is
> * completely open mobile handheld platform
> * well documented
> * has all necessary certifications (FCC, R&TTE, CE, WEEE, ...)
> * is available from stock
> * software is becoming more and more stable (FSO, SHR etc.)
> * a platform with a future (GTA02-core)
> Nikolaus
> Product link: http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=Neo%20Freerunner

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