OpenMoko working on Android-based GTA02, for release as early as November

The T-Mobile G1 might be the world’s first open-source Android handset, but it’s definitely not the last. Rumor has it that OpenMoko, another open-source handset maker, is going to hop in on the Android bandwagon as early as November, when it releases its first Android-based product called the GTA02.

Details about the Android-powered OpenMoko GTA02 are still sketchy at the moment, but from what we’ve gathered, it could feature a 2.8-inch 480 x 640 pixel touchscreen display, 400/500 MHz Samsung 2442B Processor, built-in Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3 axis motion sensing accelerometer. And like the G1, it should still employ the use of “hard” buttons, as well as a so-called 4-in-1 laser pen.

Here are other details rounded up by the Android Guys:

  • 128 MB SDRAM total, 64 MB CPU internal, 64 MB external
  • 256MB NAND Flash MCP package.
  • GSM/GPRS
  • Touch screen over LCD is primary data entry mechanism
  • Internal Li-Ion or Li-Polymer battery included.
  • Indicators: an LED indicator visible from the side of the unit will illuminate when charging or have missing incoming call
  • 850/1800/1900 and 900/1800/1900 MHz bands must be supported
  • Bluetooth (CSR BC4 or later solutions)
  • Weight: ~133 grams with battery
  • 512MB microSD Card (SanDisk/Transcend)
  • 1x USB cable Standard A to mini-B connector
  • 120.7 x 62.0 x 18.5 mm (4.752 x 2.441 x 0.728 inch)
  • Four-ring 2.5mm stereo jack

Since OpenMoko has not yet made an official announcement regarding this, there’s still no official release date. But it is said that this certain Android phone could come as early as November. And that means very soon.

Via Android Guys

Author: David Gonzales

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