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3G Linux Phone Design Targets $100 Price

Feb 03, 2008, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)

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"NXP Semiconductor and Purple Labs have announced a reference design aimed at enabling the manufacture of 3G Linux feature phones that could be sold to mobile operators at under $100. Touted features of the 'Purple Magic' phone include video telephony, music playback, high-speed Internet browsing, and video streaming.

"The low-cost design primarily targets markets in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, where low-cost cellphones are expected to sell in extremely high volumes, according to the companies..."

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