Neo 1973

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Neo 1973
Neo 1973 smartphone.jpg
Manufacturer FIC
Type smartphone
Release date July 9, 2007 (2007-07-09)
Media microSD, SDHC capable
Operating system Openmoko Linux, Qtopia (both Linux-based)
CPU Samsung s3c2410 SoC @ 266 MHz
Memory 128 MB SDRAM
64 MB NAND flash
Display 2.8 in. VGA (480×640) TFT, 282 pixels/in.
Input touchscreen
Connectivity GSM
Bluetooth 2.0
USB 1.1 slave and host
2.5-mm audio jack
Power 1200-mAh battery[1]
Dimensions 120.7 × 62 × 18.5 (mm)
Successor Neo FreeRunner

The Neo 1973 (development code name GTA01) is an open source software and open source hardware smartphone developed by the Openmoko project to run the Openmoko Linux software platform, released 2007. The CAD files have been released in 2008 under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license,[2] and the schematics are available for download from OpenMoko[3] and Wikimedia Commons[4] under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.



The Neo 1973 was designed as open source hardware and it is mostly using hardware components with open source drivers,

The device is named after the first year of mobile telephone communication: the inventor of the mobile phone, Martin Cooper, made the first call in 1973. The phone released was inconsistently-named Neo 1973 or Neo1973.[5]

The Neo 1973 was sold from July 9, 2007 to February 2008. It was priced at US$300 for the basic model, or US$450 for a kit including more tools for hardware work.

The initial releases of the Neo 1973 were hampered by supplier shortages, which forced the shipping date to slip, and hardware development difficulties exacerbated by the small size of the core team.[6]

Furthermore, other platforms have been ported to the Neo 1973, including Qt Extended, Debian and Android.

Release under Creative Commons license[edit]

Shortly before the shipping of the successor, the Neo Freerunner, the OpenMoko project released the CAD files, the schematics and other development resources of the Neo 1973 and Freerunner under a Creative Commons license, the CC BY-SA 3.0.[7][8][9]

The Neo FreeRunner started shipping on June 24, 2008.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shiloh, Michael (2008-02-08). "GTA02 Battery Capacity (Was: Re: More about the GTA02)". openmoko-community (Mailing list). Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  2. ^ " | Download". Openmoko. 2009. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  3. ^ " | Download". Openmoko. 2009. Archived from the original on 2008-08-22. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Category:Openmoko schematics". Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Foundation. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 
  5. ^ "Neo1973". Openmoko Wiki. Openmoko. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  6. ^ Moss-Pultz, Sean (2007-04-25). "Some light ahead...". openmoko-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  7. ^ Linux goes walkabout by Jack Kapic on (March 4, 2008)
  8. ^ on webarchive
  9. ^ schematics on (archived)

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