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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.



See iPhone

Sony PSP

Portable Game System

Price: $170


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


  • GPS
  • Camera


  • 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.


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


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


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

Palm TX


Price: $300


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


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


Portable Game System

Price: $190


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


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


  • 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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