Proud owner of an OpenMoko FreeRunner Smart Phone — Freed my phone

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:34 am by Pirate Praveen

Finally the day has arrived, and I have Freed my phone ! When are you Freeing your phone?

Neo Free Runner from OpenMoko

Neo Free Runner from OpenMoko

Folks at the OpenMoko project have been working on Freeing every one’s phone — a phone that is build from Free Software, including the hardware design files — for some time now. You can get a developer edition of the phone from an OpenMoko reseller near you.

After playing around a bit with the software version that comes by default, I updated it to latest stable OpenMoko 2008.8 version. Let me go back and play with it now, I will come back and report later.


  1. arky said,

    October 3, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Cool! How much did it cost you ?

  2. Praveen A said,

    October 4, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    I bought it for 399 USD online. It is bit expensive for a simple phone. But it comes with the full GNU/Linux distribution including linux, X.org, dbus, enlightenment, wifi, web browser, GPS, Bluetooth …

    You can connect the phone to the system with a USB cable and SSH into the phone !!

  3. arky said,

    October 6, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Cool, looking forward to reading all about cool openmoko hacks

  4. Thejesh GN said,

    October 27, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    waiting for the detailed review.

  5. Thejesh GN said,

    November 10, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    Waiting for a detailed review of OpenMoko.

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