Apr 01 2009
Sean Moss-Pultz, CEO of Openmoko, presented the FreeRunner mobile phone to designers and engineers at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, California this week. Moss-Pultz calls the phone a “seed” that provides a rapid start for developers to create devices based on the phone’s open OS, open CAD and open electronics.
Openmoko sees applications for the phone in markets where where specific features of the phone are leveraged for unique needs, capitalizing on the phone’s computing power as well as its mobile capabilities. He cited the use of a rugged version of the phone and its built-in GPS for archaeological digs or as an open mobile broadcast device.
The standing room only audience in the ESC Theatre on the show floor listened to Sean Moss-Pultz and Bill Gatliff, provider of development and training services related to Linux, discuss the advantage of an open mobile platform for embedded developers who want to create a small computing device with mobile capabilities. See more coverage from the presentation from TechPulse360.
Capping the presentation, Openmoko and Embedded Systems Conference gave away five FreeRunner mobile phones in a drawing to lucky audience members.