|Release date||July 9, 2007|
|Media||microSD, SDHC capable|
|Operating system||Openmoko Linux, Qtopia (both Linux-based)|
|CPU||Samsung s3c2410 SoC @ 266 MHz|
|Memory||128 MB SDRAM
64 MB NAND flash
|Display||2.8 in. VGA (480×640) TFT, 282 pixels/in.|
USB 1.1 slave and host
2.5-mm audio jack
|Dimensions||120.7 × 62 × 18.5 (mm)|
The Neo 1973 (development code name GTA01) is a smartphone developed by the Openmoko project to run the Openmoko Linux software platform. Furthermore other platforms have been ported to the Neo 1973, including Qt Extended, Debian and Android.
The Neo 1973 was designed as open source hardware. It is mostly using hardware components with open source drivers, the CAD files have been released under a ShareAlike Creative Commons license, and the schematics are available for download from OpenMoko and Wikimedia Commons  under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license.
The device is named after the first year of mobile telephone communication: the inventor of the mobile phone, Martin Cooper, made the first call in 1973. The phone released was inconsistently-named Neo 1973 or Neo1973.
The initial releases of the Neo 1973 were hampered by supplier shortages, which forced the shipping date to slip, and hardware development difficulties exacerbated by the small size of the core team.
The next version of the phone, Neo FreeRunner, started shipping on June 24th, 2008.
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