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ZDNet UK: Linux PDA Has Wi-Fi, Camera and Phone

Apr 29, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Winston Chai)

"A Japanese firm is launching a Linux-based handheld computer sporting Wi-Fi, a mobile phone and a camera, the result of collaboration between China, Korea and Japan. The device is aimed at manufacturers and vendors who may wish to include customised hardware and services.

"According to Japanese newspaper The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, the new PDA (personal digital assistant), launched by Yokohama-based PalmNet, measures 13cm by 7cm by 2cm and comes with a wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) card.

"The hardware for the new handheld has been developed by Korea-based PDA maker IMRI while the Linux operating system (OS) is the result of a joint effort between PalmNet and the Beijing University of Technology, the report said..."

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