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LinuxDevices.com: Sneak preview: a Linux powered wireless phone

Oct 10, 2001, 16:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Lehrbaum)
"GITWiT (Kirkland, WA) is currently developing a Linux-based wireless handset which combines communications and entertainment within a uniquely customizable two-part design. The company plans to initially aim the device at the lucrative "teen market", by offering a colorful phone with cool teen-oriented capabilities.

According to GITWiT's market research, roughly 25% of the 40 million teens in the U.S. own wireless phones today, leaving 30 million potential additional subscribers up for grabs.

Physically, the GITWiT phone consists of two pieces (see photo, below). The "GITWiT-enabled handset" contains the core telephony functionality. A software-enabled cover, called a "Smart Skin", snaps onto the handset core to define a specific and easily alterable look, feel, and wireless user experience."

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