OpenMoko unveiling new generation Neo Free Runner mobile in next to no time 2008

Reports are coming out that OpenMoko will shortly launch its new range of mobile phones named the Neo FreeRunner following its media preview at the event called the Lunch Piero’s technology showcase during the occasion of CES 2008. OpenMoko was the company who created the first ever completely open mobile phone Neo1973, and has obtained significant appreciation from the community of Free and Open Source (FOSS) developer ever since. The Neo FreeRunner has been designed for market consumers at large worldwide and has the analogous features of the open and free source mechanisms akin to the Neo 1973. Compared to the Neo 1973, the hardwares of the new Neo FreeRunner are more advanced technically. It has the provision of features such as 2D/3D graphics, a faster processor with the power of 500MHz which improves gadget performance by facilitating audio and video processing coupled with contemporary mobile functionalities that have originated from the open source group. This will make the phone more user-friendly. The Neo FreeRunner will be available in two forms. One with a 850MHz tri-band and another with a 900 MHz tri-band. People will have the opportunity to access it online from any location as the Neo FreeRunner will collaborate with WiFi (802.11 b/g). It will also provide users with motion sensors that will prompt or signal tasks according to observed functioning of the user. Steven Mosher, VP marketing of Openmoko was quoted saying,

FreeRunner’s a significantly improved device from the Neo 1973. Our developers gave us great feedback as they explored the first version of the device… We added WiFi, motion sensors, faster processing, and improved graphics, creating a compelling mass market device for open source development. The open source community was key in achieving that goal. Without them this remix of the Neo would not have been possible.

It is expected that the introduction of the Neo FreeRunner from the renowned OpenMoko will be highly successful and widely accepted in 2008.

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