The Origin of the Freerunner Shape!

Werner Almesberger werner at
Tue Apr 13 14:46:38 CEST 2010

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
> I have finally found where the shape and visual appearance of the
> Neo1973 and Freerunner come from:

Close :-) I've been told that the case originally came from a
phone intended for the Chinese Olympics. The rounded form would
mimick the outline of the Olympic rings. This probably also
explains the rugged design.

As far as I know, that phone never made it to production and the
Openmoko project then "inherited" the device, radically changed
its internals, and so on.

- Werner

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