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Old 12-09-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Question Linux and mobile/cell phones


Been looking into replacing my phone. The current ones crap, but it seems that the best option is either this or this

I just so happens that both devices have windows CE installed, but would there be any way of getting a linux distro installed? obviously with some sort of graphic interface, so as not to loose any functionality of the device?

Or has anyone heard of one of these "convergance" devices being available with linux (sure I've heard of the Zaurus, but that's just a pda, I'm really looking for a pda with phone functionality).

Any ideas/suggestions please ?

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John
 
Old 12-10-2004, 06:46 AM   #2
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Hi,

Have a look here . There are some articles about Linux smartphones

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Old 12-10-2004, 07:39 AM   #3
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Some of the linux based kit looks really smart!

I don't follow, as to why it seems so hard to track it down in the UK?

Weird!

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John
 
Old 12-11-2004, 08:29 PM   #4
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Perhaps

it has something to do with major companys working against Linux in phones and Pdas. Or mabe the people selling it are just plain stupid....
 
Old 12-15-2004, 09:57 AM   #5
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I'd go for the "plain stupid" route.

I mean, if these devices are available, then why they don't just make them "order only", then they don't have to worry about stock levels etc etc.

Annoying!

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John
 
  


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