LinuxDevices.com: Sneak preview: a Linux powered wireless phone
Oct 10, 2001, 16:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
"GITWiT (Kirkland, WA) is currently developing a
Linux-based wireless handset which combines communications and
entertainment within a uniquely customizable two-part design. The
company plans to initially aim the device at the lucrative "teen
market", by offering a colorful phone with cool teen-oriented
According to GITWiT's market research, roughly 25% of the 40
million teens in the U.S. own wireless phones today, leaving 30
million potential additional subscribers up for grabs.
Physically, the GITWiT phone consists of two pieces (see photo,
below). The "GITWiT-enabled handset" contains the core telephony
functionality. A software-enabled cover, called a "Smart Skin",
snaps onto the handset core to define a specific and easily
alterable look, feel, and wireless user experience."