Up Close and Personal with the Neo1973

We've been excited about the Neo1973—the world's first fully open-source smartphone—since chatting with its creator, Sean Moss-Pultz, at CES. As the time to unleash the Neo into the wild draws ever closer, Sean was nice enough to stop by and show us how things are coming so far. Although the OpenMoko software still needs some work, the phone itself is in its final form, and quite a nice form at that. So if you're the type of person who could stare all day at a cellphone screen showing a stream of startup code and the ol' Linux penguin up at the top (a category I'm not afraid to pledge allegiance to as well), click on over to our photo gallery of a working Neo1973 captured in the wild. We'll keep you posted as this groundbreaking phone continues to mature. —John Mahoney