CES 2008: OpenMoko releasing new Freerunner handset

Jan 3, 2008
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CES 2008: OpenMoko releasing new Freerunner handset

For those of you bored with the Neo 1973 hardware, OpenMoko is back with the Freerunner. It has 2D and 3D graphics capabilities, a 500MHz processor. There is also WiFi, and motion sensors, god knows how those’ll be used.

There will be two models available, an 850MHz tri-band model and a 900MHz tri-band model. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is sounding like the perfect Android phone.

It has the more than the minimum 200MHz processor, it has the touch screen, it has the 2D and 3D graphics, and most importantly it is completely open to those who purchase it, so as soon as that source code for the full Android OS gets released and this phone gets released, I’d put money on someone developing the necessary drivers and such to install Android on it, if they haven’t already been written. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t wait to see Android on a phone I can actually get my hands on.


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