OpenMoko’s Neo FreeRunner in India

OpenMoko’s smart GNU/Linux based phone will be launched today. The only way to buy the first fully open mobile device, Neo FreeRunner, in India is from IDA Systems’ website.


New FreeRunner

The great thing (read “what I liked”) about the device is its simplistic design, and of course the fact that it runs on free software and hardware. But that is not all! It packs in a bunch of features and accessories that you may not find in a phone costing US$399 (Rs. 20000 in India, including shipping and one year support/service).

Technical Specifications

  • Touch Screen
  • 2.8″ VGA (480×640) VGA Screen
  • ARM9 @ 400 MHz
  • 2D/3D Graphics Acceleration
  • Tri band 850/1800/1900 MHz
  • Tri band 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 1200 mAh battery
  • 128MB SDRAM
  • 256MB NAND Flash
  • microSD Slot
  • 2.5 mm audio jack
  • GPS external connector
  • Wi-Fi (802.1 1b/g)
  • AGPS
  • GPRS (2.5G not EDGE)
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3axis Motion Sensors (2)
  • Openmoko GNU/Linux-based
  • 100% FOSS on CPU
  • GNU/Linux development tools

About IDA Systems

“We believe that devices that the user can control, modify and fully access is the only way forward. This includes using open source software and hardware that is accessible to the maximum extent possible.”

Needless to mention that I hold this venture in high regards after seeing that on the company website!


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