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.
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 (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.
The FIC subsidiary promises the Neo FreeRunner will include improved hardware and Wi-Fi networking.
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.
FIC's fully hackable Neo1973 handset officially launched for developers; "mass market" launch of its OpenMoko OS to follow. Photos: Neo1973 hackable phone