Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Gumstix Goliath - myPhone system board

The Gumstix Goliath open phone hardware is now available for order. There are versions with and without the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) support.


GSM/GPRS/EDGE, GPS, analog audio in/out, LCD, touchscreen controller, USB host port, 3D-accelerometer, NiMH battery charger (batteries not included)

Provides full- speed USB access to the Siemens MC75 GPRS/EDGE module, the u-blox NEO-4S GPS module and one external USB device.

60-pin Hirose connector to verdex motherboard only
105.5mm x 67.3mm

I've placed my order (I already have a Gumstix Verdex CPU board), and I'm still working on myPhone case design for this board and its 4.3" touchscreen LCD. Unlike the iPhone, the hardware and software is completely open, you can do anything you like with it, and thats also the problem, the software is extremely basic at the moment. However, its about the journey, not the destination, I'm going to have a lot of fun as we build this device.

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