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Photos: Homebrew hackers tinker with phones

Surj Patel, other independent developers say phones need to be as flexible as ordinary computers to make progress.
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Surj Patel

Surj Patel works on one of his phone prototypes at his desk in San Diego.

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homebrew phone components

An inventory of components that will be used to create a homebrew phone.

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GM862 radio

A GM862 radio is used to connect to a GSM cell phone network, typically used for embedded devices.

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