LinuxDevices: Snap-on Linux Skins Add Games, Music to Mobile Phones
May 14, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Linux will power a customizable GSM/GPRS mobile phone, set to
launch in July, that will support 'SmartSkins,' snap-on covers that
contain tiny embedded Linux subsystems that add games, music
videos, or other content or functions.
"The phone will be marketed by Korean handset manufacturer
Curitel under the name 'Identity,' but was designed by a company
called 'Wildseed' (formerly GitWit). WildSeed will develop and
market SmartSkins--including GameSkins and MusicSkins--that will
work with 'SmartSkin-compatible' phones--of which the Identity will
be the first..."