We can have Help from Always Innovating !

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Wed Oct 6 07:31:20 CEST 2010

looks like an interesting project to build a wireless MID.

I want to suggest that you base your design on the GTA04, since it is far more
developed as you might think, but also far from being complete... Let's say
it is in the middle of the ocean but heads towards its destination.

We are currently redesigning it a little so that you can not only use the GTA04
board  as a new motherboard for the GTA02 plastics, but also as a module to
attach a different LCM and other peripherals (e.g. QWERTY keyboard controller).
This is done by adding two board-to-board connectors on the display side.

The UMTS solution of the GTA04 is based on the OPTION GTM501.

On the software side we have Debian Lenny (which can be the base of QtMoko).
There are also Android ports and SHR should not be too dfifficult to adapt.

If you need more information or help, please feel free to ask.


Am 05.10.2010 um 23:17 schrieb Thomas HOCEDEZ:

>  On 10/05/2010 10:30 PM, Thomas HOCEDEZ wrote:
>>   On 10/05/2010 08:38 PM, Giovanni wrote:
>>> My free time and knowledge is quite limited, anyway I am willing to
>>> help in some way
>>> How can I help?
>>> Best regards,
>>> alien jo
>> Well, for now, we have to set some points, each one requires more or
>> less time&  skills, so anyone can give a little help :
>> - List of what is needed on a device bult on the base of the MiniBook.
>> It means : what feature MUST be included, and what feature could be
>> added on the "bonus tracks". A poll can be launched for that.
>> - Find a name for such a device.
>> - Ask OS's developpers if their distro can be ported easily or not on
>> the device.
>> - Decide how the device should be "open" (extensions, versatile ...)&
>> future-ready.
>> - Find someone with a little bit of knowledge to find the chips
>> references that would be included (GSM, SimCard holder, GPS..)
>> - Opening a Wiki page to store all those steps&  results !
>> - Give some extra more ideas !
>> So feel free to answer those questions,&  add others.
>> Thanks  a lot
>> AstHrO
> For example, coud it be possible to put a gobi2000 (GPS+3G) chip(1) in it ?
> How much does this cost ?
> Does this chip is sold in other factor ?
> ...
> (1) 
> http://www.roundsolutions.com/shop/products/en/HSPA-modem/Option-GOBI2000-HSUPA-HSDPA-UMTS-Mini-PCI-Express-Card.html
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