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OpenMoko

(OPEN MObile Communications) A Linux-based operating system designed for a mobile environment. Unlike other mobile operating systems, which are geared to phone and related applications, OpenMoko is a fully functioning operating system that can be programmed for any function. Including GPS as part of its core features and initially targeted at GSM cellphones, the first OpenMoko phone was the Neo1973, introduced in mid-2007.

The "ko" in Moko stands for "Kommunikation," the German word for communication, but the "Moko" is also a play on Motorola's "Moto" branding. For more information about the OpenMoko open source community, visit www.openmoko.org. For more about the Neo1973 phone, visit www.openmoko.com.


Neo1973 OpenMoko Phone
Introduced in 2007, the touchscreen Neo1973 was the first OpenMoko phone released to the developer community. Made by Taiwan-based First International Computer, Inc. (FIC), the major sponsor of OpenMoko, the OpenMoko project within the company was turned into OpenMoko, Inc. (Image courtesy of OpenMoko, Inc., www.openmoko.com)
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The WikiReader by Openmoko is a palm-sized electronic encyclopedia containing more than 3 million English-language Wikipedia articles.
Openmoko demonstrated its open-source Neo FreeRunner tri-band GSM device that comes in 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900 variants.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM) one of the world's leading semiconductor companies and the number one supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) motion-sensing chips for consumer and portable applications, has announced that its LIS302DL 3-axis accelerometer is being used by Openmoko, Inc to provide motion-sensing functions in Openmoko's Neo Freerunner LINUX- based mobile open platform.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), one of the world's leading semiconductor companies and the number one supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) motion-sensing chips for consumer and portable applications, has announced that its LIS302DL 3-axis accelerometer is being used by Openmoko, Inc to provide motion-sensing functions in Openmoko's Neo Freerunner LINUX-based mobile open platform.
Thanks to the efforts of Tom Bachmann, an Openmoko community developer, each and every eBook from Project Gutenberg, from the Bible to Walden has been converted and compressed so users can download the entire Project Gutenberg library onto a 4GB microSD card and slip it into the 4" x 4" 4 ounce WikiReader device for reading anytime anywhere without a need for Internet connection.
Openmoko, developer of the first open mobile computing platform has opened its online store for purchase of the Openmoko Neo FreeRunner, a mobile device that the company said will help to enable ubiquitous computing for the 21st century.
Teleca has a proven track record in Open Source Software (OSS) for the mobile world and has worked on a wide range of platforms including Android, Maemo, LiMo, OpenMoko, Symbian Foundation.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- WikiReader by Openmoko, the popular palm-sized electronic encyclopedia containing more than 3 million English language Wikipedia articles is now more universal than ever.
The $99 handheld device developed by Openmoko contains nearly all the text and hyperlinks of the Wikipedia, a dynamic and ever-changing collection of more than 3 million articles of the world's knowledge.
Imagine replacing many pounds of heavy printed travel guides with a lightweight device that provides a wealth of information not only about the place a traveler is visiting, but countless links to topics related to a destination, its people, its culture, personalities, arts, politics and history," said Openmoko CEO, Sean Moss-Pultz.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Openmoko (Om) today announced the Spring 2010 update for WikiReader, the popular palm-sized electronic encyclopedia that displays the more than three million searchable English Wikipedia articles.
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Openmoko will introduce their English-Spanish WikiReader as the first of a number of editions planned for the popular palm-sized electronic encyclopedia device at the Lunch at Piero's press and innovator event during CES 2010 in Las Vegas this week.