Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Nov 2006 21:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless One of the world's largest computer and consumer electronics manufacturers will ship a completely open, Linux-based, GPS-equipped, quad-band GSM/GPRS phone direct, worldwide, for USD 350 or less, in Q1, 2007. The Neo1973 is the first phone based on the open-source 'OpenMoKo' platform.
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Priced too high....
by ferrels on Tue 7th Nov 2006 23:04 UTC
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

I could buy a complete PC system for only $50 USD more. Or better yet get a Dell Axim....

I get tired of seeing these commercial ads masquerading as posts on this forum, especially for a product that may not even materialize. It makes me feel like this "news story" was generated purely for marketing research.

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RE: Priced too high....
by Xaero_Vincent on Tue 7th Nov 2006 23:23 in reply to "Priced too high...."
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

Some fancy cellphones can cost twice that much without a service contract with a phone provider.

So for a full-priced smart phone, it doesn't sound that bad. The key here is to get cellphone companies to offer discounts for this phone with certain service plans.

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