[ANN]: GTA04 (Beagleboard inspired Openmoko Upgrade) - Early Adpoter Program
neilb at suse.de
Tue Dec 21 23:11:18 CET 2010
On Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:41:37 +0100 "Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller"
<hns at computer.org> wrote:
> 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.
What is the rationale for leaving the sensors out? I particularly find the
lack of accelerometers unfortunate - the rest I can live without.
How much of a 'maybe' is that 'might be possible' ???
Is it just a matter of sourcing, soldering, testing?
I guess sourcing in small quantities after production would be the hardest
.... because I'm very tempted to pre-order, but only if there is some
possibility of it making a usable phone in a year or so, and without
accelerometers I would find the functionality severely reduced (I turn my
phone upside-down to lock it, and tap on various sides for various
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