PalmSource and MontaVista Software Team to Accelerate Development of Next Generation Linux Mobile Phones

PalmSource, Inc., provider of Palm OS, a leading operating system powering next generation phones and mobile devices, and MontaVista Software, the leading Linux provider for the telecommunications market, today announced they are teaming up to help further accelerate the development of next generation Linux-based mobile phones.

Openwave Mobile Browser Ships in Over One Billion Handsets Worldwide

Openwave, the leading provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, today announced it has achieved a new milestone by having shipped its mobile browser in over one billion handsets worldwide.

Dell Axim X50/X50v ROM A05 Update Released

Dell has just released ROM A05 for the Axim X50/X50v. New features are of networking nature mostly.

Review of Nokia's 3G Capable 6680

The Nokia 6680 is the latest 3G effort by Nokia. The 6680 is armed with dual cameras: a 1.3 megapixel camera on the back, and a VGA camera up front. It is a Dual Mode phone, featuring UMTS and tri-band GSM operation (900/1800/1900MHz). The 6680 is capable of switching automatically between bands and modes. More here. And mini reviews of the 6681/2 here.

LinuxCertified LC2464 64-bit Linux Laptop

Are mobile 64-bit processors up to the task? I decided to review an AMD Athlon 64-bit laptop in order to find out. For this review, I have selected the LinuxCertified LC2464.

AOL acquires Linux phone designer, revives AOL Wireless

The first company ever to market a Linux-based mobile phone in the US has been acquired by America Online. Wildseed (formerly GitWit) targets the teen market with dual-band GSM/GPRS Linux fashion phones (shown at left) with snap-on plastic skins themed around popular entertainers. AOL is a division of entertainment powerhouse Time Warner.

Linux in your lap (LinuxCertified laptop review)

Matt McKenzie's blog with a mini review of LinuxCertified Linux laptop. Matt reports this as the smoothest experience he has had using any laptop computer.

Next Treo To Run Windows Mobile 5?

Lately, rumours had been popping up that Palm's new Treo 670 would be running Windows Mobile-- however, no hard evidence confirming these rumours ever appeared. Untill now.

Creative Introduces Zen Vision

One more major mp3 player goes into the video business (a pretty good indication that Apple will follow with an iPod Video). The Creative Zen Vision can do music, photos, FM Radio, voice+FM recording, TV-out and video playback on its nice 3.7" VGA screen for $399. However, the device lacks a composite-in (in order to schedule & record video/audio from an external source) and also it doesn't have a stand (so you can't place it on a surface vertically-tilted for more people to watch).

Open handheld J2534 automotive tester runs Linux

Drew Technologies used embedded Linux to build what it calls the "world's first open technology automotive scanning tool." The ScanDAQ is a rugged handheld that could make today's computerized cars easier to fix and modify using third-party, and even open source, J2534 software.

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