[ANN]: GTA04 (Beagleboard inspired Openmoko Upgrade) - Early Adpoter Program

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at computer.org
Tue Dec 21 20:47:12 CET 2010

Am 21.12.2010 um 19:34 schrieb Visti Andresen:

> On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:41:37 +0100
> "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at computer.org> wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> we are happy that we can make an announcement to the Free and
>> Open Hardware Community, right in time for X-mas and New Year:
>> We have finally tested, understood and patched the bugs of the
>> first GTA04 sample board (a.k.a. GTA04A2) and have successfully
>> started U-Boot. We can access the important peripherals like
>> display, touch screen, and MMC card.
>> So we are very confident that the already scheduled redesign
>> (GTA04A3) will work right from the beginning and boot Linux.
>> This looks like the start of the aera of new Openmoko devices.
> That's just great!
> -- SNIP --
>> The price has been set very low so that it just covers component
>> and production cost at a reduced feature set (there are not all
>> peripherals installed but UMTS and GPS will be). It might be
>> possible to retrofit some of them.
> Your web page mentions WiFi...
> Will it be one of the included features?

Yes, we will solder the WiFi/BT module. We are not 100% sure how good
it will work. It is the same as used in the Gumstix Fire.

>> Please note that it does *not* include the LCD module, case and
>> battery, because it is a motherboard-replacement to existing
>> Openmoko units (Freerunner and Neo1973).
>> And, we can't specify yet which version of the OMAP3
>> we will get (600/720/1000 MHz) and how big the RAM/NAND
>> flash will be. But expect something similar to the BeagleBoard.
>> Please note that we also have chosen to switch from a GTM501
>> UMTS module to a GTM601 which has even better performance
>> (HSPA+).
> I can't seem to find the documentation for the GTM601 (by option.com ?).
> Is it available online? 

The official product page with some information is here:


Some press info for using it in a smartphone:


We are currently discussing with OPTION how much information
we can provide ourselves.

Finally, there is already a HSO driver in Linux:



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