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Comparison between Apple iPhone and the "Open Source iPhone" Neo1973 (GTA02) running OpenMoko Linux

NOTE: The Neo1973 revision this page is about is the GTA02-revision that is announced for October 2007. For the earlier Neo1973 revision see IPhone_(GTA01)

Apple announced their iPhone at MacWorld 2007. It is fairly similar to the FIC Neo1973 announced in the fall of 2006.

iPhone UI Demo on youtube

Feature iPhone Neo1973(GTA02). For the earlier version see IPhone_(GTA01)
Announced 2007-01-09 2006-11-07 and several updates later
visual comparison
115 x 61 x 11.6 mm 120.7 x 62 x 18.5 mm
Weight 135 g 184 g
Screen 3.5" 320x480 at 160 ppi, multi-touch 2.8" 480x640 at 285 ppi, maybe multi-touch later
Storage 4 or 8 GiB (Not expandable, no memory card slot) 256MB

Unconfirmed expandable with 8 GB microSD

CPU ARM1176JZF-S™ (with Coprocessor) (Source: Bits und so Podcast #20, 8'40" to 9'30" [german language]) Samsung 2442 @ 400 MHz SoC
3D Acceleration PowerVR MBX SMedia 3362 Graphics Accelerator
Wireless GSM, WiFi (b/g), EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Quad-band GSM, GPRS Class12/CS4 2.5G (Not EDGE), Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, WiFi
Wireless Carrier Locked to Apple-selected carrier Unlocked - any GSM provider
Embedded devices 2 mpix camera, 4 buttons (power, volume, ringer, main menu), accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor GPS, 2 buttons and 2 3D Accelerometers
Operating system OS X (an optimised but full version of OS X) OpenMoko Linux (Source code available)
Software Basic PDA + PMP software included. Software can only be created by authorized companies (Source) Basic PDA included. Software can be created by normal users.
Video Playback and No recording(?) No recording. Maybe playback
Audio Playback and recording, stereo speaker Playback and recording, including playback of audio files via GSM and recording/playback of voice calls. 2x1 watt stereo speaker comment on performance, 2.5 mm jack
Connectors USB 2.0 on proprietary iPod connector Standard USB 1.1 (unpowered), with a Mini-B receptor (can be connected via adapter to both host and client devices), exposed I2C, SPI and debug board connector inside case in all versions and Debug Board v2 (JTAG and serial console) in Advanced version
Opening case voids warranty Advanced version comes with guitar pick and Torx T6 screwdriver so you can open case.
Battery Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing. Up to 16 hours Audio playback. Non-replaceable battery replaceable 1.7 Ah battery charged via USB
Ready for use Yes Yes
Ready for sale US: June 15, 2007, EU: 2007Q4, Asia: 2008 Retail launch: October 2007
Price USD 499 for 4GiB version, 599 for 8GiB (2 year contract required) USD 450 for Neo Base, USD 600 for Neo Advanced (includes additional development hardware)
Community ? IRC: #openmoko on Discussion list, Wiki, Be informed when it is sold