A 3G version of the open-source OpenMoko FreeRunner smartphone does not appear to be on the horizon as staff cuts take hold.
Rafe and Molly take over the show today, due to travels by Tom and Natali, and not surprisingly, geek out and argue a lot about things like FM radio transmitters. In the actual news, it's cell phone Monday with lots of talk about the spread of Android, the future of smartphone Internet apps, and the stupidity of illegally pirating a movie and reviewing it on Fox News. Oops.
Rafe and Molly take over the show today (because of travels by Tom and Natali) and, not surprisingly, geek out and argue a lot about things like FM radio transmitters.
Updated handset is coming July 4 with faster processors, new motion sensors, Wi-Fi networking, and other features.
It's estimated at $399 for a single handset or $3,690 for a pack of 10.
OpenMoko is now a separate operation within Taiwanese manufacturer FIC, and it's got some new executives and a deal with Dash Navigation for a GPS device.
The FIC subsidiary promises the Neo FreeRunner will include improved hardware and Wi-Fi networking.
Whoever heard of an Internet-based device with no Internet access? Or of a single-function electronic device in these days of the digital convergence? Enter the WikiReader.
New palm-size, touch-screen device lets you tote Wikipedia around without needing an Internet connection. But would anyone really need this in an age of smartphones?
Open-source tidbits: Marc Fleury dings Apache...Ulrich Drepper wants power efficiency...Fedora getting new partition resizing tools.