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[News] Taiwan Builds the MTube, Using Embedded Linux

  • Subject: [News] Taiwan Builds the MTube, Using Embedded Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 01:42:25 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
MTube: 2.8" VGA pocketable Linux prototype

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| Mtube UltraMobileLife shares a pic of a new VIA-based handheld called the 
| MTube. At this point, it's simply a prototype out of Taiwan's Science and 
| Technology Advisory Group, but it shows where ultraportables could be headed 
| in the future. The MTube offers a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen and runs on Linux 
| with a 1 GHz VIA CPU under the hood.    



PCs step aside… smarter mobiles are coming

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| Citing the examples of the company’s single core solutions for smart phones, 
| consumer electronics and automotive entertainment and ARM Mali graphics 
| processors, and its collaboration for Linux mobile computing, Mr Keith said 
| mobile phone makers are taking to a platform approach which offers 
| flexibility to add new features.    


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly 
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act 
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles, 
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory.   


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