Open source phone runs free

By   |  June 27, 2008

Open source mobile phone maker, Openmoko, yesterday announced the release of the Neo FreeRunner phone. The Neo FreeRunner was shipped to distributors in Germany, France and India initially with plans to ship to other parts of the world later.

The handset will also be made available through the Openmoko website. Price wise the phone is expected to sell for $399 or around R3 150.

The Neo FreeRunner is a GNU/Linux-based touch screen smart phone aimed at general consumer use as well as GNU/Linux desktop users and GNU/Linux software developers.

The FreeRunner has a 480×640 pixel VGA touchscreen, internal GPS, Bluetooth, a 400MHz processor, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, two 3D accelerometers and SD-card slot.

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  1. Sash
    June 27th, 2008 @ 7:43 pm

    I wish they could have done some work on making this phone attractive looking…

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