the Mudita Pure is a simple phone with a 2.84-inch E Ink display, a numeric keypad, and a focus on the “phone” part of the smartphone, though it also supports a handful of apps including a calendar, calculator , notes, alarm clock, music player, and voice recorder.
Under development for a few years, the phone is available for pre-order for $ 369, and it should start shipping fairly quickly – serial production is slated to begin on November 15, with the first phones should start shipping on November 30. Ahead of the launch, the Mudita team also announced that the MuditaOS software powering the phone is now open sourcee.
Now fully open-source MuditaOS is built on top of FreeRTOS, but it does have a custom UI, apps, and other features designed to support Mudita Pure phone hardware, including an E Ink display, USB-C port, and cellular radio.
The Mudita Pure phone features a 2.84 inch, 600 x 480 grayscale E Ink display with 270 pixels per inch, 600 MHz ARM Cortex-M7 processor, 64 MB SDRAM, 16 GB storage eMMC, a user-replaceable 1600mAh lithium-ion battery, and dual SIM support with support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE connections.
Unlike most modern phones, the Mudita Pure does not support WiFi or mobile data. But it supports bluetooth 4.2, and you can connect it to a computer with a USB cable, allowing you to use the phone as a cellular modem for a computer while running the Mudita Center software on your PC.
The team also opened this Mudita Center companion app, which, in addition to tethering, lets you sync contacts and calendar information, and download audio to a computer, among other things.
Once the phone starts shipping, the developers also plan to open its Mudita Launcher Android app, which allows you to put a minimalist user interface on Android phones, and the Mudita storage component of the Mudita space set of privacy-focused apps.