__/ [ stewart_bristol@xxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Tuesday 14 March 2006 10:55 \__
> There was an article on linux on mobile phones in last week's New
> Scientist. In summary the article said that some people are trying to
> put linux on various mobile phones and that it would be really good to
> drive innovatrion and new applications on mobile phones.
> Does anyone know where I can find out more about this? I have done
> alot of Unix C programming etc (though not for a while) - if I oculd
> get linux on a PDA/mobile, I would definitely start up again as there
> are some applications I would fancy writing.
There are more and more vendors that opt for Linux or embedded Linux for
their miniature computing products. Symbian is said to be destined to
reach the point of extinction. Only Windows and Linux will remain in the
area (Palm OS recently shifted to Linux). If you want to read about some
Linux phones, PDA and gadgets, you can have a quick glance at the news.
It's been coming non-stop for the past few months because Open Source
adoption rises exponentially, like a plague (put a positive connotation to
it). Also see:
This site provides a good overview. There is now a Linux mobile phone/PDA
with PIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS (among more features) that goes for
just US$350. If you want to contribute, you could either port one of the
existing Open Source applications from Freshmeat.net and Sourceforge.net
(among others) or implement your own, which would be rewarding (financial-
I suggest you have a look at http://www.maemo.org/ , as well as some of
the Palm SDK's. They have recently shifted to Linux, so while you could
program for Palm OS and have it working under PACE, you could also be
among the first few to port Linux application to 'Palm Linux', to work as
native GTK applications. Be among the first and reap the benefits.
Hope this helps,
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