OpenMoko debuts mass-market open mobile phone

Open mobile product manufacturer OpenMoko announced the introduction of the Neo FreeRunner, an updated edition of its open Neo 1973 handset tailored for mass-market consumption. Based on the same open-source principles of its predecessor, the Neo FreeRunner boasts hardware upgrades including 2D/3D graphics and a faster 500MHz processor enabling video and audio processing, as well as a host of related applications developed within the open-source community--in addition, the device will integrate WiFi access, and will feature motion sensors that cue functions based on detected user activity. The Neo FreeRunner will hit the market this spring in both 850MHz tri-band and a 900Mhz tri-band incarnations.

For more on the Neo FreeRunner:
-see our photo slideshow of the phone and features
-read this release

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