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LinuxLookup: Trolltech Qtopia Greenphone and SDK Review

Feb 28, 2007, 12:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Buset)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Shortly after the Qtopia Greenphone was announced, I was given the opportunity to run one through the paces and see what kind of things this cool little smartphone could do. One of the first questions that arose in my mind was, 'Is there a need for another Linux mobile platform?' After thinking about it for a while, it started to make sense. If you take a visit over to LinuxDevices.com and search the archives, you will find countless phones and PDAs--like the Sharp Zaurus which I reviewed back in 2003. There is definitely a market for these devices, but can the Greenphone find its place in such a world? The Greenphone comes at a time when there are countless mobile Linux platforms, but not many of them are open for easy development. This little device aims to fill a niche for a community-oriented mobile development platform. How does it perform? Well, let's take a look..."

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