IPhone (GTA01)

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Comparison between Apple iPhone and the FIC Neo1973 ((GTA01Bv4) running Openmoko Linux

NOTE: This page is about is the GTA01Bv4-revision that was released to developers only in July 2007. For the later FIC FreeRunner model see GTA02

  • Apple announced their iPhone at MacWorld 2007.
  • FIC announced the FIC Neo1973 announced in the fall of 2006 and released it to developers in July 2007.
Feature iPhone Neo1973
Announced 2007-01-09 2006-11-07
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 8 or 16 GiB 64 MB (expandable with 2 GB microSD - 512 MB microSD included in Standard Kit, 2 * 512 MB included in Advanced Kit)
CPU ARM1176JZF-S™ (with Coprocessor) (Source: Bits und so Podcast #20, 8'40" to 9'30" [german language]) Samsung s3c2410 SoC @ 266 MHz (Source)
Wireless GSM, WiFi (b/g), EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR Tri-band GSM (800,1800,1900), GPRS Class12/CS4/B 2.5G (Not EDGE), Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
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
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 1.2 Ah battery charged via USB - "We really have no idea how long it will last you because this is the first phone where you are in total control. Blast everything: GSM, GPS, Bluetooth, backlight, etc... and you should get about four hours, though." quote (click on Battery menu link). (2 batteries included in Advanced version)
Ready for use Yes Yes (by developers) - Software still incomplete
Ready for sale US: June 15, 2007, EU: 2007Q4, Asia: 2008 July 9, 2007. Buy: https://direct.openmoko.com/
Price USD 499 for 4GiB version, 599 for 8GiB (2 year contract required) USD 300 for Neo Base, USD 450 for Neo Advanced (includes additional development hardware)
Community ? IRC: #openmoko on freenode.net Discussion list, Wiki, Be informed when it is sold
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