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The world's first open source mobile phone

 - Jan 21, 2007   Updated: Jun 21 2011
References: openmoko
According to, "OpenMoko is an open source mobile communications movement on a mission to create a platform that empowers people to customize their phone, much like a computer, in any way they see fit. It is a platform that focuses on innovation, usability, reliability, and quality." Their latest smartphone, called the "Neo1973," will be the first commercially available smartphone powered by OpenMoko."

Implications - Modern-day consumers are looking for ways to complete all of their tasks while on-the-go. Devices that can provide multiple functions are more appealing to those who want to stay efficient despite their hectic lifestyles. Companies could develop their products with this multitasking element in mind to grow their number of customers.