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It's the flow phone.
Instead of designing a new board from scratch they took a off-the-shelf solution from Gumstix for the main processor board.
They designed a daughter board to go with it that plugs into the main board which provides break out for mounting other devices...
So what features you want depend on how much you want to spend on the thing.
Camera, regular GSM, 3G module, etc etc. If you want 3G rather then a regular wifi phone then thats probably going to cost you another 50-100 bucks or whatever.
Very very cool.
Now I have not seen anything showing a actually working phone yet... but it is still cool.
Gumstix vs. gta02-core
Posted Jun 4, 2009 10:12 UTC (Thu) by pboddie (subscriber, #50784)
Although the Gizmo Flow is a good idea, I'm not yet convinced that the Gumstix Overo boards are ready for prime time. From what I've read, the kernel build for OMAP doesn't support power management properly (http://www.gumstix.net/Hardware/cat/Benchmarks-power-temp...), leaving the components running very hot. And for those wanting to "remix" their hardware, Gumstix mainboards are not openly documented, so there's obviously a gap in the market there.
Posted Jun 5, 2009 0:41 UTC (Fri) by drag (subscriber, #31333)
Still, even though the Ovaro is not open source I think that this is probably the best approach right now for a Android phone with the combination of good performance and openness.
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