Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Sep 2007 06:11 UTC
Qt Trolltech announced that Qtopia Phone Edition has been ported to the Neo1973 mobile phone from FIC and open-source software provider OpenMoko and has been GPL'ed. Now, in addition to Trolltech's Qtopia GreenphoneT, developers have an additional reference platform and form factor for development and testing of new mobile Qtopia applications. Read on for more and a short Q&A with Benoit Schillings, CTO of Trolltech (also of BeOS fame as one of the original Be, Inc. engineers).
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Limitations?
by pgquiles on Tue 18th Sep 2007 07:06 UTC
pgquiles
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2006-07-16

The stock OpenMoko software which ships with the Neo1973 is very incomplete and pretty much useless, so you cannot use the Neo1973 as a day-to-day phone with that software according to http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Developer_preview.

Now that we have Qtopia on the Neo1973, does that mean the Neo1973 is a useful phone and I can use it in the real world?

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RE: Limitations?
by capricorn_tm on Tue 18th Sep 2007 07:45 in reply to "Limitations?"
capricorn_tm Member since:
2005-12-31

I was about to ask the same question ;)

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RE: Limitations?
by harryF on Tue 18th Sep 2007 08:33 in reply to "Limitations?"
harryF Member since:
2005-07-06

Just tried calling and being called as well as sending/receiving SMS - it works!!! MMS currently only via HTTP (which is not that widely supported), unless you compile Qtopia with a 3rd party WAP stack. Didn't try browsing/VoIP yet, but they should work.

Playing asteroids with touch only is tough, though ;)

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