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Old 06-13-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
Tomo8281
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Handheld Linux Devices - Need help finding one for a starter project!


Hi,
I didn't know where to post this. Its a newbie question, so should it go into the newbie part? Its also about hardware, so should it go into the hardware part? In the end I placed in into newbie, but if a MOD feels like its better in the hardware section just move it !

First of all, I am semi new to the embedded linux scene. I dont use UNIX much but I have played around with it and know how powerful it is. Currently just finished a degree in Computer System Engineering in the UK and have a whole summer break to mess around doing something. So I have decided to start a project I've been planning.
Starting the project, first of all I need to find a good handheld system I can work on. This is where I'll be importing the code onto/applications. At the moment all I want it to do is boot and run a distro of linux, but in the future I am going to be working on making it 3/4G and wirelessly able. What I need:
-Size is roughly around the same size as a ipod maybe, or smaller.
-Needs a nice screen, nothing massive but needs to be easily readable.
-Text entry is needed, but im sure a few buttons can do it.. keypad would be really really nice though.
-A 3.5mm audio jack (or something similar to plug headphones into) is needed or it needs to have the capiblity to install this.
-Wifi/3G support, needs to be able to support these in the future or able for me to hack them in.
-Rechargeable powersource.
-Cost, nothing mega expensive ! Im only a student!

I guess you can see Im going to be trying to make a new media device, but im planning on putting a lot of twists into it ^^!

Does anyone have any recommendations? I know its quite a specific list but I thought I should ask here just incase someone could help!

Thanks a lot,
Tom
 
Old 06-13-2010, 04:53 PM   #2
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This:

http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page

might be what you're looking for.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
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This:

http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/Main_Page

might be what you're looking for.
Hi,

Thats a bit expensive and wasnt really what I was hoping for. Its too premade for me, if you can understand that. I would prefer something more barebones and more versatile. Thanks a lot though.

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