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The Goldelico GTA04 is a state of the art hardware upgrade for your Openmoko Neo Freerunners and Neo 1973s. It has an ARM Cortex A8 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, a HSDPA 3G modem, an OpenGL ES 3D graphics chip, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and much more…
For a detailed overview of it’s technical specification and the story behind it, see my other post.
The first three “GTA04 Early-Adopter Boards” arrived at the labs of Golden Delicious Computers in Munich and successfully went through the semi-automated hardware validation test. The remaining GTA04 EA boards are expected to arrive later this week.
After those remaining boards passed the test, they are ready to ship to their new owners, who are already very excited about their new free smartphones and ready to develop free software for it.
It is expected that the FreeSmartphone.org middleware will quickly support the GTA04, which makes it possible to run phone distributions like SHR, QtMoko and Aurora on it. And of course Debian GNU/Linux will run on the Goldelico GTA04 as well, as it is the default OS on the EA boards.
If you want to know how you can support this project, which now needs to shoulder the production of the next batch of GTA04 boards, which will then be available to the public, you have serveral opportunities:
- Make a donation to the project , so Golden Delicious Computers can stock the chips needed for new GTA04 boards.
- Buy a cool Letux 400  MIPS Minibook, so Golden Delicious Computers can clear their warehouse, to stock GTA04 parts.
- Preorder a GTA04 replacement board  for your Neo 1973/Freerunner, after it became available again.
- Spread the word about this  awsome project.
 GTA04 project – gta04.org
 specs and story of the GTA04 – blog.slyon.de
 Golden Delicious Computers – goldelico.com
 FreeSmartphone.org project – freesmartphone.org
 SHR project – shr-project.org
 QtMoko project – qtmoko.org
 Aurora project – wiki.freesmartphone.org
 GTA04 Debian rootfs – projects.goldelico.com
 Preorder a GTA04/donate – handheld-linux.com
 Buy a Letux 400 Minibook – handheld-linux.com