News Category: Embedded/Mobile

"Hotspot in a box" runs Linux

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 4, 2009, 1:50 pm Proxicast is shipping a portable, battery-powered 3G and 802.11 a/b/g WiFi hotspot that runs embedded Linux. The Proxicast Cell-Pak is built around the company's LAN-Cell 2 mobile 3G cellular router, has a rugged, MIL-spec rated case, and...
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Palm prepping a "Mini-Pre"?

Article Source LinuxDevicesMay 4, 2009, 12:46 am Palm is preparing a low cost follow-up to its upcoming Palm Pre, offering the same Linux-based WebOS operating system, says an eWEEK story. Yet, even as Palm prepares the "Pixie," the Pre is facing some manufacturing problems that could limit...
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Maemo 5 SDK Beta Released, APIs Frozen

Article Source Ars TechnicaMay 1, 2009, 5:41 am Nokia announced the availability of the Maemo 5 SDK beta release on Tuesday. In addition to bringing many bugfixes and improvements to the platform, this beta release also marks the official API freeze. This means that the SDK is now ready for...
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UMPC bridges MID, netbook formats

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 30, 2009, 2:31 pm UMID is readying a MID-like ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) for the Korean market that runs Linux. The UMID Mbook is equipped with an Intel Atom processor, a 4.8-inch, 1024 x 600 touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel camera, and a HSDPA 3G...
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Linux Distributions Specially Optimized for the Eee PC

Article Source Bright HubApril 30, 2009, 1:32 pm With the Eee PC and other netbooks increasing in popularity everyday, we're seeing a boom in the Linux distribution scene. With new customized distributions coming out for these netbooks regularly, we won't be stuck with slow clunky low-power...
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Samsung's Android phone to launch in Germany

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 27, 2009, 1:28 pm Samsung Electronics announced its first Android phone, which will be offered by Telefonica's O2 network in Germany, starting as early as June. The Samsung I7500 offers a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a...
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ARM-based MIDs run Android, report says

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 27, 2009, 10:19 am China-based Routon Electronic Co. is readying two ARM11-based mobile Internet devices (MIDs) that can run Linux or Android, according to an industry report. Routon's P760 MID and the touchscreen-only P730 MID (pictured) are both equipped with...
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AT&T looks beyond the cellphone

Article Source EETimesApril 24, 2009, 1:00 pm Lurie said AT&T expects to offer ARM/Linux netbooks in addition to this current x86/Windows models just as it offers Windows Mobile, Symbian and Apple smart phones today. He also expressed interest in cloud-based application services that some...
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T-Mobile sells a million Android phones

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 24, 2009, 11:38 am T-Mobile USA says it has sold more than one million Android-based G1 smartphones since the device's debut last year. The revelation came as part of an earnings announcement earlier this week by parent company Deutsche Telekom, our sister...
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Netbooks bleed Microsoft profits: It's about to get worse

Article Source The Open RoadApril 24, 2009, 8:07 am Microsoft has achieved something of a Pyhrric victory against Linux-based Netbooks: it now claims 96 percent of the Netbook market, but its earnings continue to be battered by the lower revenues and profits that come with the low-end Netbook...
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