Wired dubbed this sexy little device the $300 Linux-Powered ‘iPhone Killer’ and I hope they are right.
The iPhone is sexy and Apple produced, but like every Microsoft product, it is proprietary and limited.
The OpenMoko is designed to be exactly what it’s name implies, OPEN. The website reads “Opt for the Neo Advanced kit and we’ll give you a special screwdriver (the Neo cracker) and plastic guitar pick to make opening this device even easier. Go ahead, open your Neo. Make our day.”
Originally the Cingular 8125’s and it’s older brothers caught my eye because of their PocketPC OS being so versatile versus BlackBerry’s and Palm’s propritary software.
Now OpenMoko has my eye, and my heart.
Fortunately, it will not have my wallet until it is released, in October this year.
The base version of the NEO sells for $300. It has a 2.8″ VGA touch screen, a micro SD card slot, a USB port and 2.5G GSM quad band capability.