Dec 24, 2013, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
The fundraiser reaches 25% of current goal and the hardware evaluation is in progress.
While the early device as shown in the last progress update is being carefully checked by Joerg and Nikolaus ordered new "upper" PCBs expected to come in early January, our efforts will obviously slow down a bit during the next days due to holidays - and while we're at it, we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The device counter on our website has reached 250, which is a quarter of the current goal. While we're above the minimal threshold of 200 (thanks for your support!), we still need as much as we can to make part sourcing easier, better components possible and the unit price lower. Maybe the Neo900 pre-order voucher may work as a great Xmas gift for someone close? :)
We're also working on making our website better. We want to bring more life into it by adding blog section to make our communication with you easier and more frequent, and to prepare the site to contain more and more additional content appearing during the development, like the article about user privacy in Neo900 which is supposed to be published soon.
We're thrilled to step into the year 2014 and happy to be able to bring this project forward, making the final production closer and closer.
See you next year!
The Neo900 project aims to provide a successor of N900 Nokia Internet Tablet™ device, with faster CPU, more RAM and LTE modem, basing efforts on an already existing, mature and stable free platform - the OpenPhoenux GTA04, following the spirit of freedom known from Openmoko devices.