July 18, 2007

Iphone is so yesterday.....I want a MyPhone

So Iphone is all the rage now and if you don't have one you're not cool....right? Well, not exactly. You see there is this whole movement out there that believes your phone should be YOURS, not Apples, not MS's, not anyone elses. I believe Nokia is getting there with the N800, but they are not quite there (ie: N800 is not really a phone). Well fear not, the people at Openmoko are taking that challenge on. A totally opensource GSM 2.5G world phone. You buy it and it's yours to do with whatever you wish. It runs linux, but since even the processor is pretty much open, you can write your own OS for it (ok, so maybe that's a bit far fetched). The standard phone and dev kit costs $300, or you can buy the hacker pack (includes a debug board, second battery, case) for $450. No contract, no limits, no locks. I just can't figure out the Matrix reference (Neo) and it's relation to 1973 (was that a good year?).....

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