New Phone Project (MiniMoko) : Which functionalities ?

Edder edder at
Wed Oct 6 15:33:32 CEST 2010

On 6 October 2010 13:41, Thomas HOCEDEZ <thomas.hocedez at> wrote:
> Hi,
> As you might have read, Always Innovating (A.I.), is opened to think about a
> collaboration between them and us (Openmoko community)  to build a phone
> based on their MiniBook.

Sounds like a great idea

> TI cortex-A8 with 3D and video acceleration
> 512MB (RAM) + 256MB (NAND) Memory
> Main storage: 8GB microSD card
> 480x320 3.5" capacitive touchscreen
> 30fps VGA front webcam
> Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth class 2.1
> Video output HDMI HD
> Two high-quality stereo speakers
> Internal microphone
> Headphone jack

Will it support headphone, with a microphone?

> 3-dimensional accelerometer
> One 1500 mAh battery
> Bi-color silver/black case
> 64mm x 106mm x 9.3mm
> Secured attachment of the MID into a Touch Book Table
> There's nothing much to improve, nothing to remove, just adding GSM/3G chip.
> Nikolaus Schaller pointed the OPTION GTM501, which is a brilliant little
> chip ! And if we use the same one, the porting of distros/software will be
> easier from one machine to another.
> So, the first question is : What to add for this project being interresting
> ? Those will be minimal functions (forget Wimax, 4G,  coffe machines or
> color printer ...).

I wouldn't consider getting one unless it also has a GPS chip.


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