How to buy Neo1973 phone

During last months most popular search which made people visit my page was like “neo1973 buy” (which is nothing strange as my website is on first page for that query). Also from time to time someone asks me on IRC about it.

So how to buy Neo1973 phone? This is good question but it is hard to give proper answer. Basically few hundreds of them are already built and occupy space somewhere in China or Taiwan. Currently OpenMoko company works on making a way to sell them to developers (at least I think that this blocks selling). When phones will be ready to order proper information will be sent to announce mailing list. Until then there is no way to buy Neo1973.

I hope that this will give answer to some people — but keep in mind that I am not a part of OpenMoko team so nothing in that post is official.

UPDATE: Sean wrote on announce ML that phones will be on sale starting from 9th July 2007. Two configurations on sale:

Neo Base — everything the mobile application developer needs to enjoy the benefits of the first freed phone, the Neo 1973:

  • Neo 1973 (GTA01B_v4)
  • Battery
  • Stylus
  • Headset
  • AC Charger
  • Phone Pouch
  • Lanyard
  • SanDisk 512MB MicroSD Card
  • Mini USB Connectivity Cable

Neo Advanced — everything the mobile device hacker wants to get down and dirty with the first freed phone, the Neo 1973:

  • Neo 1973 (GTA01B_v4)
  • Battery (2x)
  • Stylus
  • Headset
  • AC Charger
  • Phone Pouch
  • Lanyard
  • SanDisk 512MB MicroSD Card (2x)
  • Mini USB Connectivity Cable (2x)
  • USB Host Mode Cable
  • Debug Flex Cable
  • Debug Board v2 (JTAG and serial console)
  • Ruggedized Toolbox with shoulder strap
  • Guitar Pick (for opening case)
  • Torx T6 screwdriver

9 thoughts on “How to buy Neo1973 phone

  1. gene price

    I would like to distribute the FicNeo1973 and need info to apply for wholesale purchase quantities 1000 or more. Please contact via email.

  2. tomek

    czesc! no dzis ruszyla sprzedaz neo1973, bardzo sie ciesze z tego powodu, ale powiedz Marcin, czy bedzie mozliwy upgrade telefonu tego pazdziernikowego gta02 z wifi, nie bardzo rozumiem angielski no i nie wyczytalem tego nigdzie … serdeczne dzieki za odpowiedz, pozdrawiam

  3. Marcin Juszkiewicz

    Tomek: Aktualnie sprzedawany jest GTA01, w październiku (lub później) będzie sprzedawany GTA02 (tzw. wersja ‘mass-market’). Nie będzie opcji upgrade-u telefonu z GTA01 do GTA02 – trzeba go będzie kupić. Owszem pierwotnie były planowane zniżki przy kupnie nowszej wersji ale zamiast tego obniżono ceny.

  4. tomek

    marcin, dzieki wielkie, czyli czekam, szkoda, ale mam nadzieje ze czas zleci szybciutko, czy myslisz ze moga byc jakies opoznienia? jak ida prace? wiem ze pazdziernik to i 1 i 30 ;) …

    pozdrawiam, tomek

  5. Gucio

    Marcin, w jakim formacie mogę instalować programy na OpenMoko? Czy mogę zainstalować na nim zwykły pakiet deb? Czy musi być on jakoś “specjalnie” zrobiony?

    Pozdrawiam

  6. Marcin Juszkiewicz

    Gucio: if you want to create pages about Neo1973 and OpenMoko you really need to learn more. I looked at your “pages” and all I can say is that you need to read more about project and how does it works, how it is done etc.

    Answers for you:

    • ipk
    • not
    • yes

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