The Neo1973

We test the world's first fully open-source smartphone

by John Mahoney
Below the battery lies the SIM card slot, and below that a place for a microSD card.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
A sight us geeks have been waiting for-Tux the penguin sitting confidently on the screen of a cellphone as it boots up.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
The front and back finnish is a sort of rubberized, glittery plastic. Feels great in the hand.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
The Neo is the perfect size for a smartphone-not too small, not too big. And those rounded edges...John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
On the other end we have the mini-USB plug, the power button and another speaker.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
In its current interation, the software chokes on starting up the visual user interface. But with the OpenMoko source code opened to the public this week, that is sure to change quickly.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
On one side is an audio minijack, one of two speakers and a profile-switching button.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
The phone will ship with a lanyard that loops through the hole in the bottom.John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
Hello?? Hellllloooo? Can you hear me?John Mahoney
by John Mahoney
The back cover pops off to reveal the battery, which is of course fully replaceable-unlike the iPhone's.John Mahoney