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LinuxDevices: Samsung Debuts Linux-powered Smartphone in China

Dec 18, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Samsung is shipping a high-end smartphone powered by embedded Linux from Mizi Research that supports both Chinese and English. The device is being distributed in China, initially, where it works with #2 China wireless provider Unicom's CDMA2000 1x network. This confirms an earlier rumor that Samsung would ship a Linux smartphone in 2003. China is generally considered to represent the world's largest mobile phone market, with nearly as many current mobile subscribers as the entire U.S. population.

"The Samsung SCH-i519 offers an impressive range of high-end PDA and smartphone features, including sophisticated voice-control capabilities. It currently sells for about $750..."

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