about the cases

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Dec 12 10:04:31 CET 2011

Am 12.12.2011 um 09:51 schrieb Patryk Benderz:

> Dnia 2011-12-11, nie o godzinie 23:36 +0100, Fernando Martins pisze:
>> Hi,
>> Out of curiosity would it be possible to recover the original moulds 
>> used to produce the cases?
>> Anybody knows what happened to them?
> Good question, however moulds are designed to produce certain amount of
> cases. Looking at how much was made, moulds can be at end of their
> lives.

AFAIK they have been made in 2006 or 2007 for the Neo1973 (and have
been slightly modified for the GTA02). So I think they have been made
within FIC and since FIC was finally the manufacturing subcontractor of
Openmoko, Inc. I think they could be somewhere within FIC. Or have been
scrapped there after some years of not being used.

Anyways, they aren't of big help since the components inserted into the
case (earpiece, vibracall motor, speaker) are no longer produced
or available.

So we have to go the painful way of designing our own cases. But the
good side is that we can improve on the outer shape and look&feel.


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