Hybrid Linux Phone PDA Rev’d

Article Source LinuxDevices
May 12, 2009, 2:12 pm

Germany-based ROAD has upgraded its multifunction, Linux-based mobile phone. Based on a 512MHz Marvell PXA270, the Handy-PC Officer S101 can act as both a GSM cellular phone and a WiFi-driven PDA and web browser, and it offers a dual SIM-card option, says the company.
Like the original Handy-PC S101, which ROAD (Remote Office Access Devices) shipped in 2005, the Officer model looks and acts like a GSM mobile phone, but then flips open to reveal a keyboard and larger screen for PDA activities and web browsing. The new model offers a redesigned 5.1 x 2.5 x 0.9-inch case, a faster 512MHz Marvel PXA270 processor, and much more RAM and flash, with allotments of 128MB and 1GB, respectively. The device also includes not only an SD card, but also the option of dual SIMs, for use with two different phone numbers…