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PC World: Handheld Linux Device Debuts

Feb 28, 2000, 18:20 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Terho Uimonen)

"A South Korean start-up, Gmate, has unveiled a Palm-size device that runs the open-source Linux operating system. The unit, called Yopy, made its debut at the CeBIT show here and is expected to ship by midyear in both Korean and English-language versions, says Lee Sang-Don, Gmate's general manager of marketing and sales...."

"Featuring a 4-inch full-color display, the diminutive device will come fully loaded with an embedded Web browser and e-mail client. It will also have personal productivity applications and software for playing back MP3 music or MPEG video files."

"Its pen-based graphical user interface was developed by Gmate's developer team, and the company also plans to offer a GIMP toolkit for developers who want to build applications for the device, according to information from the company."

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