Nov 03, 2013, Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
We've already reached two out of three milestones in our fundraiser campaign!
Thanks to amazing support from people interested in the project, the progress bar has reached the level of 15 000 € in less than three days since the start of the campaign. This means we now expect that we should be able to create the schematics, identify componends and do initial mechanical PCB design (phase I) as well as build around five prototypes with basic functionality, such as CPU, display, keyboard and UMTS working (phase II).
We would like to thank all the people who decided that our project follows their interests and donated their money to keep it running. Especially we want to thank everyone who donated less than 100 €, supporting us with anything they could without expecting anything in return. Worth mentioning are also the donors who generously pledged 1 500 € or more, already giving a new home to three early prototypes.
However, our journey is not over yet. We still need to collect 5 000 € in order to reach our primary goal and make the design production ready. Please keep it rolling!
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Once again, thank you for your support. Hopefully you'll let us make the next announcement very soon! :)
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.