My Neo1973 arrived

Nokia 6210, Neo1973, SonyEricsson k750i Yesterday I got my Neo1973 phase0 phone. It came with black/silver case which I think is nicer then white/orange or white/red ones. By default it came without any phone related applications because they are not written yet or are not ready to be used even by developers.

Phone itself is bigger then my current one — on picture you can compare it with Nokia 6210 (quite common phone few years ago) and SE k750i. Screen is… awesome — very clear and bright (LCD has 3957 levels of brightness).

When it comes to wireless connections there is Bluetooth 2.0 EDR available and GSM/GPRS (no EDGE or UMTS). By default also USB Networking is available (I do not like this way but it works out-of-box).

Ah.. and it has only two buttons — Power and AUX (also called 911 button). And GPS (Hammerhead chipset).

I plan to write longer review during next few days.

7 thoughts on “My Neo1973 arrived”

  1. Why don’t you like the way USB networking works, or did I misunderstood you?

    I have a PDA lying around here somewhere, which has a version of GPE installed, and I could not get it to network with my computer using USBnet. No matter what I tried, it just wouldn’t see my pc, and only if I was lucky, my pc would recognize the device, assign an IP-address to it, but connecting to it was impossible.

    So I would actually be very glad if the Neo supports USB networking out of the box for me. 🙂

    BTW, the more I see of the Neo, the more I’m in love with the device… it’s so cute! But I have to wait. 🙁

  2. MadJo: USB Networking is point-to-point but usually is configured to work like normal (multi point) one. Currently I have two devices connected over USB and each add new interface on desktop, each need to auto up/down after connect/disconnect of device. Annoying.

  3. (questions about size in polish language)

    Nie jest za duży? albo za ciężki? sam mam se k750i i widze, że ten sprzęt jest większy.

    Nadal zaluje, ze nie ma aparatu. szczegolnie do ocr lub kodow kreskowych 2d. Ale moze sie jednak zmieni.

  4. Giertych: I do not use Neo as replacement for SE k750i yet so cannot tell does it is too big or too heavy. It is bigger and heavier but this is other type of device (touchscreen contra keypad).

    About camera – maybe next FIC phone will get camera. Neo1973 will not have one.

  5. Dziekuje za odpowiedz. Ja niestety nie czuje sie na silach zadawac ja po angielsku 😉

    Co do wagi i wymiarow nie chodzi mi o to czy jest wiekszy (to widac) ale czy nadal jest poreczny. mam dell Axim’a i wiem, ze jest za duzy do noszenia w kieszeni spodni. Czy tu jest podobnie? Do kogo bedzie on kierowany? do mlodych czy do biznesmenow?

    nigdzie tez nie znalazlem opisu jakiego rodzaju bedzie przegladarka? minimo? konqueror? dillo?

  6. Giertych: For me (190cm tall with proportional hands) it is handy. For my fiancee it is not. Anyway phone most of time spend on my desk connected via USB to main machine as I do checks over SSH line.

    It definitely does not fit in trousers pocket (except cargo ones) – and as it has touchscreen and no hard cover for it I would not keep it there. There is lanyard in package and this way the phone will be more comfortable to use.

    To whom it is targetted.. good question. For now it is rather device for geeks, then who knows…

    Speaking about browser: in OE we have Firefox, Minimo, Dillo (with some extra features added to normal one). No Konqueror for now.

  7. when this phone will be available to buy? i just love linux devices – because of linux I already bought n770 and now i’m planning to but openmoko

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