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These are consumer units that Openmoko phones can be considered to be in competition with, based on featureset and price point.

Contents

iPhone

See iPhone

Sony PSP

Portable Game System

Price: $170

Interfaces

  • Wifi
  • IR
  • USB (terminal device only)
  • Headset (audio out + mic in)
  • Game keys
  • Memory Stick

Accessories

  • GPS
  • Camera

Features

  • Multimedia: MP3, MP4, jpg, AAC, ATRAC. Multimedia capability is adequate. Controls are not necessarily intuitive, given that it's a gaming unit, and not a media player, though third party and earphone jack media remote control is available. Memory is provided by removable flash (Sony Memory Stick, proprietary) up to 4Gb in size, which is plenty large enough for movies at full resolution. And the screen! My god, it's full of stars! The PSP screen is pretty much the best screen going, both in terms of size and clarity, unless the iPhone has done better. Unlike the iPhone and the Neo1973, no touchscreen. UMD is irrelevant to this discussion.
  • Networking:

TCP/IP over Wifi. Applications include network firmware update, RSS/Podcast downloading and streaming, internet video viewing using Sony's Location Free Base Station (ala Slingbox), VoIP, and a web browser.

Flaws

No keyboard, and no keyboard support, neither infrared nor USB. And the text entry UI relies on, ahem, cellphone styled number keying. No GSM. Too much Sony propriety.

Sony Mylo

Personal portable communicator

Price: $300

Interfaces

  • Qwerty keyboard
  • Game style function buttons
  • Wifi
  • USB
  • headset+mic
  • Memory Stick

Features

  • Multimedia: MP3, MP4, jpg, AAC, ATRAC
  • Network: Skype VOIP, Yahoo, Google, and Skype IM.

Palm TX

PDA

Price: $300

Interfaces

  • Stylus
  • SD Card
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Serial port
  • IR
  • Optional keyboard

Features

  • Multimedia: jpg, mp3, mp4
  • Network: Wifi, Bluetooth. Wide range of third party TCP/IP apps available

GP2X

Portable Game System

Price: $190

Interfaces

  • SD Card
  • Game style buttons
  • USB 2.0
  • USB Host 1.1 (not powered)
  • TV-out

Features

  • Emulator for most game devices.
  • Multimedia: DivX 3/4/5, XviD (MPEG4), MP3 and Ogg Vorbis
  • Open source OS

Specifications

  • Chipset: MagicEyes MMSP2 MP2520F System-on-a-Chip
  • CPU: 200MHz ARM920T host processor, 200MHz ARM940T programmable coprocessor
  • NAND Flash ROM: 64 MB
  • RAM: SDRAM 64 MB
  • Operating System: Linux-based OS
  • Storage: SD Card
  • Connection to PC: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • USB Host: USB 1.1
  • Power: 2 × AA battery or via AC adapter
  • Display: 320×240 3.5 inch, 65,536 colors TFT LCD
  • TV output
  • Physical size: 143.6 mm wide, 82.9 mm high, 27 mm (excl. joystick approx.) / 34 mm deep
  • Weight: 161 gram (without battery)
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These are consumer units that Openmoko phones can be considered to be in competition with, based on featureset and price point.

iPhone

See iPhone

Sony PSP

Portable Game System

Price: $170

Interfaces

  • Wifi
  • IR
  • USB (terminal device only)
  • Headset (audio out + mic in)
  • Game keys
  • Memory Stick

Accessories

  • GPS
  • Camera

Features

  • Multimedia: MP3, MP4, jpg, AAC, ATRAC. Multimedia capability is adequate. Controls are not necessarily intuitive, given that it's a gaming unit, and not a media player, though third party and earphone jack media remote control is available. Memory is provided by removable flash (Sony Memory Stick, proprietary) up to 4Gb in size, which is plenty large enough for movies at full resolution. And the screen! My god, it's full of stars! The PSP screen is pretty much the best screen going, both in terms of size and clarity, unless the iPhone has done better. Unlike the iPhone and the Neo1973, no touchscreen. UMD is irrelevant to this discussion.
  • Networking:

TCP/IP over Wifi. Applications include network firmware update, RSS/Podcast downloading and streaming, internet video viewing using Sony's Location Free Base Station (ala Slingbox), VoIP, and a web browser.

Flaws

No keyboard, and no keyboard support, neither infrared nor USB. And the text entry UI relies on, ahem, cellphone styled number keying. No GSM. Too much Sony propriety.

Sony Mylo

Personal portable communicator

Price: $300

Interfaces

  • Qwerty keyboard
  • Game style function buttons
  • Wifi
  • USB
  • headset+mic
  • Memory Stick

Features

  • Multimedia: MP3, MP4, jpg, AAC, ATRAC
  • Network: Skype VOIP, Yahoo, Google, and Skype IM.

Palm TX

PDA

Price: $300

Interfaces

  • Stylus
  • SD Card
  • Wifi
  • Bluetooth
  • Serial port
  • IR
  • Optional keyboard

Features

  • Multimedia: jpg, mp3, mp4
  • Network: Wifi, Bluetooth. Wide range of third party TCP/IP apps available

GP2X

Portable Game System

Price: $190

Interfaces

  • SD Card
  • Game style buttons
  • USB 2.0
  • USB Host 1.1 (not powered)
  • TV-out

Features

  • Emulator for most game devices.
  • Multimedia: DivX 3/4/5, XviD (MPEG4), MP3 and Ogg Vorbis
  • Open source OS

Specifications

  • Chipset: MagicEyes MMSP2 MP2520F System-on-a-Chip
  • CPU: 200MHz ARM920T host processor, 200MHz ARM940T programmable coprocessor
  • NAND Flash ROM: 64 MB
  • RAM: SDRAM 64 MB
  • Operating System: Linux-based OS
  • Storage: SD Card
  • Connection to PC: USB 2.0 High Speed
  • USB Host: USB 1.1
  • Power: 2 × AA battery or via AC adapter
  • Display: 320×240 3.5 inch, 65,536 colors TFT LCD
  • TV output
  • Physical size: 143.6 mm wide, 82.9 mm high, 27 mm (excl. joystick approx.) / 34 mm deep
  • Weight: 161 gram (without battery)