[GTA04] When is the next and more powerful openmoko releasing

Patryk Benderz Patryk.Benderz at esp.pl
Tue Oct 26 17:26:39 CEST 2010

> The first is: which one should we take? There are many candidates...
Did you looked for "Universal mobile phone casing" - maybe this would
fit in? I am pretty sure, once upon time I found something like this,
produced by Chinese manufacturers.

> Finally, it might become quite tricky to design a new PCB that fits into their cases because they
> use even more special tools and components than the Openmoko design does. If you look
> inside such a device they sometimes e.g. have multiple PCBs interconnected by Flex PCBs.
> Or they have custom designed connectors, buttons, springs, screws etc. Which is no problem
> if they produce 1 million units per month.
> Sean has given us a very important learning: we should use catalog components (e.g. DigiKey,
> Farnell, Mouser, RS-Components) as good as possible. Unfortunately they don't have a
> smartphone case.
But they have conector and Flex and so on, right?

Patryk "LeadMan" Benderz
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