Talk:Neo 1973

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Verification needed[edit]

Can any of the information in this article be validated at all? This sounds like a total vaporware device and I wouldn't be surprised if the person behind the hoax is the same person who wrote this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 04:34, 17 June 2007

Yawn. References will be forthcoming as more units are released, I imagine. Chris Cunningham 09:55, 17 June 2007 (UTC)
"person behind the hoax"? So someone managed to hoax the 36 people who received actual hardware already? Very impressive. TMC1221 22:52, 2 July 2007 (UTC)
Why don't you just order one of them to debunk that hoax.
just look here: no hoax, no vaporware:


Does this thing have any kind of camera on it? Communisthamster 22:15, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

This may not be the right place to discuss the device itself, but it does not have a camera. --VpvFin 20:02, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
Could be relevant information for the article, given that most high-end smartphones have cameras. --Lode Runner 03:32, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
I agree this should be mentioned. Some (not me) would consider it a "feature" because some companies don't allow employees to bring in cameras (many phone manufacturers have unadvertised camera-less variants of popular models, for this reason). —Fleminra 18:41, 29 August 2007 (UTC)
Regarding the question from User:Alvis, in an edit summary: "What environments restrict on-chip cameras? Are there enough of them to warrant inclusion in this WP article, or is this a fleeting note?)" By "fleeting," might you mean, e.g. "whimsical?" "Fleeting" would seem to characterize how soon (after it was added) that this note was deleted, which it wasn't. Anyway, Google: "camera phones" espionage. Intel, Samsung, most aerospace and defense firms, and U.S. government labs and many agencies can probably be counted among employers banning camera phones. —Fleminra 10:23, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

USB Host?[edit]

Does the Neo1973 have an USB host, so I can attach a keyboard? It's not clear from the article.- Draketo 06:44, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Yes. It's basically a little linux box, any USB stuff that works under normal linux works. However, the current USB hub is unpowered. Bluetooth keyboards also work. --Speedevil 19:46, 19 October 2007 (UTC)


I think this article should be renamed: The current title (Neo1973) is only the name of the version GTA01, and this article also covers Neo Freerunner (GTA02). I suggest one of the following names:

  • Neo Freereunner (as this will be the device for mass market; this name is used in the French Wikipedia)
  • Neo (mobile phone) (This name is used as the title of the corresponding section in the German Wikipedia)
  • Openmoko phones (This fits well with the structure of the Openmoko article)

Unfortuantely I don't know what the next phones will be like or how they will be named (Will the Hardware be similar to Neo 1973 and Neo Freerunner or will there be completely new devices? Will they have Neo in their names as well?) Does anyone know more about this so we can decide on an appropriate title? --Galadh (talk) 12:33, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

I've now made separate article for Neo FreeRunner. --Thv (talk) 12:23, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

We should probably get rid of the re-direct then -Bassett —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:21, 8 July 2008 (UTC)

More Neo relatives[edit]