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FIC GTA001 phone to embrace open source development

updated 01:10 pm EST, Tue November 7, 2006

FIC open-source cellphone

Although many phones make use of the Linux operating system, FIC's newly-announced GTA001 will be the first to leave the platform open-sourced, SlashGear reports. Features such as GSM, MP3 playback and GPS navigation will come default with the phone, but FIC will be releasing the SDK (Software Development Kit) to the public, hoping to encourage third-party developers to add extras. Software can be free or a commercial venture. The base phone will be equipped with technology such as a 2.8-inch, 480x640 LCD, mesh file-sharing via USB, and a touchscreen with gesture recognition. A Samsung S3C2410 processor will be tied to 128MB of RAM and 64MB of ROM. No date or cost has been suggested for the phone.




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