[Community] New cell phone design wanted?

Daniil Larionov ScumCoder at yandex.ru
Mon Jan 4 05:17:35 CET 2016


Sounds like Neo900 on steroids. Or Purism: the Phone. Which is awesome.

> Just so you know, I have little interest in a low price. I'm interested in
> building a cell comm device that kicks ass, is secure and users
> control/modify it as they like. 

Just wanted to ask what (estimated) price we are talking about. There is a certain threshold that no hardware can justify. For me the maximum price I can afford to spend on such phone is around 1200-1300 €.
 

On Mon Jan 4 01:56:53 2016 GMT+0300, James wrote:
> Kero <openphoenux at ...> writes:
> 
> 
> > > >> So what is your desired feature list? (processor, ram, flash,
> peripherals?)
> 
> 
> Well, these replies do tell this commmunity is alive and desires some new
> toys to get excited about. So, if I may be bold, how does this sound to
> satisfy what I have parsed from the previous posts ???
> 
> Hardware::
> multicore arm64, maui gpu, 4 gig of ram, micro-usb & usb3, wifi , audio i/0,
> Bluetooth, 5" touch screen, sim card socket, camera, gps, temp
> 
> 
> Software::
> hardened linux kernel [1], embedded gentoo linux os, lxqt, (this is what I'd
> do). Openrc (no systemd). SeLinux [2]. Fully encrypted device.
> 
> 
> As a gentoo device, it's pretty straight forward to install whatever
> software your want from portage, within the constraints of the resources.
> Just so you know, I have little interest in a low price. I'm interested in
> building a cell comm device that kicks ass, is secure and users
> control/modify it as they like. Have troubles with the stack, hire somebody
> or create what you want in the open. BSD style licenses as much as possible,
> i.e. entrepreneurs are most welcome!
> 
> I'm interested in expanding the Rf interface capabilities (ham, CB etc)
> so that is still floating on the exact details. That may be an add on board
> that 'clips on the back; decided once I get the final list of hardware to
> support.
> 
> 
> What I need is a consensus. A rally cry, so I can go into board meetings
> with several semiconductor firms and pitch a revolutionary device for the
> secure entrepreneur to prosper. I am influential and have a long history of
> squeezing (chip) vendors:: so no worries on how to get this done. Besides,
> the current cell phone sales have stalled because nobody is building
> anything that excites folks. I have zero interest in building a sub $300
> cell phone, that is an exercise in futility, imho. I'm more interested in
> the 'big cannon' cell phone that folks will pay for to get one and become
> excited about writing and hacking software for it. Somebody else can focus
> on the low end (sorry if this offends anyone). Codes that invoke lincense
> issue will become user installable, via the gentoo package management system
> known as portage [3] 
> 
> So what did I miss on the hardware and software? (please leave emotion,
> guilt and other such issues out of the discussion) I just what input on the
> killer cell phone package (hardware and software) that folks want (like
> SElinux on an embedded linux cell device).
> 
> 
> [1] https://grsecurity.net/
> 
> [2] http://selinuxproject.org
> 
> [3] https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Portage
> 
> 
> James
> 
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