July 21, 2009

MID Runs Maemo Linux on ARM

Article Source LinuxDevices
July 21, 2009, 2:51 pm

Amid signs that sales of Intel Atom-based MIDs are suffering, Optima announced a mobile Internet device that runs Maemo Linux on an ARM/XScale processor. The Optima OP5-E uses an 806MHz Marvell PXA320 processor, and offers a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel camera.

The MID movement seems to have run out of steam, according to some reports (see farther below), but the tablet-like format appears to have found a niche in East Asia, where handwriting interfaces are more popular. China looks to be the target market of the touch-enabled OP5-E, built by a Chinese division of Optima, since the MID offers both Chinese and English input methods...

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