Neo FreeRunner = Freedom

Open. Mobile. Free. That was the tag line printed on the side of the box which housed my shiny new Neo FreeRunner. I finally had some time to sit down and play with this new device and so far it’s blown me away. If you’re a Linux geek and haven’t checked this out yet I highly recommend getting one. It’s a truly open platform with a thriving community and is supported by a company which has basically open sourced their internal development. Where else could you get the complete CAD files for your phone? There’s a good post about why you might think twice before buying an iPhone and picking up a FreeRunner instead.

Here’s a few pics of what the Neo looks like all boxed up..

The Neo came bundled with a USB cable, a nifty stylus + laser pen, AC adapter, battery, and a 512mb microSD card.

The hardware specs for the Neo (GTA02) are impressive, GSM, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS. All that packed into a full blown Linux distro that fits in the palm of your hand.

I’ll be posting more about my experiences using the Neo as my daily phone. More to come..