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

Visti Andresen talpa at talpa.dk
Tue Dec 21 19:34:01 CET 2010

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?

> 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? 

> -- how to participate --
> Here is the link to the EAP offer with more detailed conditions
> (there are some restrictions):
> 	http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=GTA04-Early-Adopter
> You can also support us by purchasing a Openmoko Beagle
> Hybrid development tool to extend your existing Beagle Boad
> or by donations.
> The git repositories and binary downloads of our U-Boot and
> Kernel can be reached through [6].
> And, come to FOSDEM 2011 to see and touch a GTA04
> and discuss with us about this new gadget.
> We wish you all merry christmas and a happy new year.
> -- links --
> [1]: http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/images/DSC00710.jpg
> [2]: http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/images/DSC00708.jpg
> [3]: http://projects.goldelico.com/p/ombeagle/
> [4]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjFKQx18DgA
> [5]: http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA04
> [6]: http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-main/
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Visti Andresen

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