Get down and dirty with Gumstix Goliath…

datePosted on 12:08, July 19th, 2007 by Many Ayromlou

We’ve been covering quite a bit of Opensource/Linux/Hack-your-own GSM phones (some even with GPS), but here is the ultimate phone for the N.E.R.D’s out there….From the Press Release:

“Portola Valley, Calif., July 10, 2007 – Gumstix, Inc, today announced its integrated, open source cellular communications platform: the GoliathTM line of expansion boards. The Goliath-vx board provides GPRS/EDGE function while the Goliath-GPS-vx board combines GPRS/EDGE and GPS. Each Goliath board attaches to a gumstixTM motherboard (verdex only) using a 60-pin connector and includes audio, LCD, touch screen, USB host, 3D-accelerometer, and battery management. General availability is planned for late July and the company will begin taking pre-orders at gumstix.com starting on 16 July.

The Goliath boards are by far the largest gumstix products at 105.5mm x 67.3mm, the same dimensions as the Samsung 4.3” LCD touch screens that Gumstix will also sell. Goliath gives verdex motherboards full-speed USB access to the Siemens MC75 GPRS/EDGE module, the u-blox NEO-4S GPS module, and one external USB device.”

For those of you who don’t know, Gumstix has been manufacturing a couple of different embedded platforms around the XScale processor family. Their boards runs an opensource embedded Linux exclusively. Recently they have branched out into building lots of expansion boards. These expansion boards when combined with their motherboards can truly allow you to create just about anything. Sounds like you’ve got everything you need to build the “real” Iphone :-)

6 Responses to “Get down and dirty with Gumstix Goliath…”

  1. h4ck3r on July 19th, 2007 at 17:21

    http://thehackerchallenge.com/

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  2. TheThe on July 22nd, 2007 at 04:18

    I really don’t know why ‘Goliath’ was picked as a name.

    Goliath is from the Judaism myth stories, and he is ‘the bad guy’. So why would they choose a bad guy name for a good thing?

  3. Anonymous on November 12th, 2007 at 11:01

    Because it’s their biggest expansion board, and Goliath was big, too.

  4. Alwyn Schoeman on February 3rd, 2009 at 10:42

    I’d be more considerate in calling them Judaism myth stories…

    All Christianity and Jews do not believe these as being myth but reality.

  5. Alwyn Schoeman on February 3rd, 2009 at 10:43

    Btw. What happened to the Goliath, its not for sale anymore?

  6. Many on February 3rd, 2009 at 12:13

    Alwyn,

    Yep I guess you’re right…..no more goliath…..it’s dead :-).

    TTYL
    Many

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