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Six New Mobile Devices Running Open Source

Apr 09, 2009, 20:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"While the recently anointed poster child for open mobile devices, Google Android, was practically nowhere to be found on the show floor, the event did feature wall-to-wall exhibits from over 1200 companies. And, here and there, you could find pockets of either devices running open source apps or Linux environments or vendors courting open souce developers. Let’s look at some of the gadget highlights:

"Palm Pre
Palm Pre created a lot of third-party software buzz as well as quite a bit of excitement with their legacy emulator. Some of the software demonstrated included Fandango movie time and ticket app, SprintTV, and Google Maps. Pandora Internet radio application is a boon for any music lover. A quick launcher resides in every Pre screen to bring up the tiny player without interrupting your current task. Another, Nascar, pulls in highlights of the Nascar season such as videos, driver profiles and standings, and more."

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