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Old 05-21-2007, 07:39 AM   #1
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Linux PDA Phone?


I'm very interested in the idea of a Linux PDA Phone. Doing a bit of research seems to reveal that there isn't much of a viable option at this time, but I'm prepared to be proven wrong. I know there are some ways out there to install Linux onto existing PDA phones, and perhaps that could be a solution for me.

What I'd like to do is give a list of features I want, and see if anyone knows of a Linux PDA Phone solution that would work for me.

Here's what I need:
-Unlocked GSM Phone
-Fully functional PDA OS with ability to check and sync mail, calendar, tasks, contacts and notes with some email client (preferably Evolution)
-Reasonably fast processor and sufficient memory for multimedia playback
-Wifi (ability to install Opera Browser for mobile devices a plus)
-Bluetooth with some kind of connection manager
-Some kind of syncing system that would allow me to transfer to and from Windows as well, at least on some level (I'm trapped in Windows at work)

So, any suggestions, or is it best to wait a bit?
 
Old 05-22-2007, 06:20 AM   #2
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I bought myself a so-called Internet tablet (that's what nokia calls it). It is not a GSM Handy, so this may not be the thing you want to choose. But it has WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. A few weeks after i bought mine, Nokia released a new version of this thing.

You may just search for Internet tablet.
 
Old 05-23-2007, 12:07 AM   #3
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I bought myself a so-called Internet tablet (that's what nokia calls it). It is not a GSM Handy, so this may not be the thing you want to choose. But it has WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. A few weeks after i bought mine, Nokia released a new version of this thing.

You may just search for Internet tablet.
Yes, I saw the Nokia Internet Tablet, but you guessed correctly. No phone = not what I'm looking for. Thanks though.
 
  


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