OpenMoko is upgrading its Linux-based mobile phone with a faster processor, Wi-Fi networking, and better graphics abilities, the company said Thursday.
The Neo FreeRunner has a faster 500MHz processor, compared with 266MHz for the Neo 1973 introduced last July.
It's also got built-in hardware for 2D and 3D graphics along with new motion sensors that can trigger automated behavior. The wireless networking supports the 802.11b/g standards.
The company will preview the new version at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week and begin selling it to developers in the spring.
OpenMoko is a subsidiary of First International Computer, based in Taiwan.