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The Register: A Linux Smartphone That Does Bluetooth

Nov 15, 2002, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"With Qualcomm more preoccupied by pumping out press releases than modern phone chipsets, it isn't possible to buy a CDMA 1x phone that does Bluetooth here in the US, we noted here.

"But a former Qualcomm employee, with the backing of IBM, has created a Swiss Army knife of a smartphone which boasts biometrics, Bluetooth on a smartphone/PDA that runs on Linux.

"CDL's Paron is a practical industrial handheld capable of using GPRS 2.5G packet data networks, runs Opera and Trolltech Qtopia-based embedded applications, and boasts a biometric fingerprint sensor, 320x240 color screen and USB. It's also a phone..."

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