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Neo 1973
Manufacturer FIC
Type smartphone
Release date July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09)
Media microSD, SDHC capable
Operating system Openmoko Linux, Qtopia (both Linux-based)
Power 1200-mAh battery[1]
CPU Samsung s3c2410 SoC @ 266 MHz
Memory 128 MB SDRAM
64 MB NAND flash
Display 2.8 in. VGA (480×640) TFT, 282 pixels/in.
Input touchscreen
Connectivity GSM
Bluetooth 2.0
USB 1.1 slave and host
2.5-mm audio jack
Dimensions 120.7 × 62 × 18.5 (mm)
Successor Neo FreeRunner

The Neo 1973 (development code name GTA01) is a smartphone developed by the Openmoko project to run the Openmoko Linux software platform. Furthermore other platforms have been ported to the Neo 1973, including Qt Extended, Debian and Android.

The Neo 1973 was designed as open source hardware. It is mostly using hardware components with open source drivers, the CAD files have been released under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license,[2] and the schematics are available for download from OpenMoko[3] and Commons [4] under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.

The device is named after the first year of mobile telephone communication: the inventor of the mobile phone, Martin Cooper, made the first call in 1973. The phone released was inconsistently-named Neo 1973 or Neo1973.[5]

The Neo 1973 was sold from July 9, 2007 to February 2008. It was priced at US$300 for the basic model, or US$450 for a kit including more tools for hardware work.

The initial releases of the Neo 1973 were hampered by supplier shortages, which forced the shipping date to slip, and hardware development difficulties exacerbated by the small size of the core team.[6]

The next version of the phone, Neo FreeRunner, started shipping on June 24th, 2008.

See also


External links

  • Neo 1973 article on the OpenMoko wiki
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