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Com One Phoenix Wi-Fi Radio Rises from Embedded Linux Platform

Mar 02, 2008, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lee Schlesinger)

"Com One's Phoenix Wi-Fi radio is a home music appliance built on an embedded Linux foundation. Phoenix lets you stream music or play podcasts as easily as you can listen to a car radio, once you tell it what you want to hear. Its ability to play Internet radio is nice--but is it worth its price?

"The radio is attractive enough in a shiny white plastic kind of way. It's smaller than a boom box -- about the size of three transistor radios (remember them?) side by side. The main controls include a five-way circular control pad and a knob that changes the music volume and moves through device settings during setup..."

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