January 12, 2010

LG Shows Moorestown Phone Running Moblin

At CES, LG Electronics showed a "GW990" prototype said to be the first mobile phone to run Intel's upcoming Moorestown processor -- and the first to run the Linux-based Moblin distribution. Meanwhile, LG also demonstrated a new mid-scale Android phone called the GT540, say reports.
As shown in the Intel photo and video farther below, the 4.8-inch display GW990 is quite large, perhaps reflecting its genesis as a mobile Internet device (MID). The Moorestown/Moblin prototype was first announced by LG last February as a MID. (In a similar vein, Nokia's N900, the first phone to run Maemo Linux, the newly related cousin to Moblin Linux, was also on the hefty side, due in part to Maemo's origins with the MID-like Nokia N800 Internet Tablets...) 
 
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