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Originally Posted by DrYak View Post
I am in the possession of an OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner which begs to disagree with your Chronology ! :-D
Oh, sorry, I forgot to be more specific - I meant a WORKING open source feature phone - one where you don't have to place calls via terminal or where both sides can hear each other without the need for hardware fixes. ;-)

Originally Posted by DrYak View Post
But indeed this is a different class of hardware.
I actually have a FreeRunner as well and it's where modRana traces it's roots - Rana was written for FreeRunner and I started my work on a fork (modRana) there as well, later transitioning to the N900.

While the goals of the projects were noble and quite ambitious - it should have been an open source smartphone, not a feature phone! - some bad hardware decisions and mistakes (GLAMO!#$?!, slow CPU, slow RAM, modem issues) and generally unstable software that doomed the project in the end. Still, it undoubtedly started (directly and indirectly) many project we are using now, so it was not all waste. On the other hand, the FreeRunner user experience was never really even feature phone like...
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#462
Originally Posted by r0kk3rz View Post
Looks like they are going to officially postpone the release date "slightly" (their words) in a big hardware update blog post tomorrow.
The announcement (hear "press release") : https://puri.sm/posts/2018-09-librem...-announcement/
The detailed blog post : https://puri.sm/posts/librem5-2018-09-hardware-report/

TLDR; :
* Dev kit : October 2018
* Phone : April 2019 ("Why April? We want to be realistic with our projection")

The blog post is well detailed, explaining work done, challenges seen, reasoning for their choices.
 

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Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
The announcement (hear "press release") : https://puri.sm/posts/2018-09-librem...-announcement/
The detailed blog post : https://puri.sm/posts/librem5-2018-09-hardware-report/

TLDR; :
* Dev kit : October 2018
* Phone : April 2019 ("Why April? We want to be realistic with our projection")

The blog post is well detailed, explaining work done, challenges seen, reasoning for their choices.
Thanks! Well, a three to four month delay is better then never!
 

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Another one : https://puri.sm/posts/librem5-progress-report-20/

Too many unrelated things to make a summary. Mostly software work done on the various parts of the stack.
 

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CTO of Purism on the Librem 5 smartphone interview


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiItd6I3VHU
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Librem key - Several uses
https://puri.sm/posts/introducing-the-librem-key/

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