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

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