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LinuxDevices: Snap-on Linux Skins Add Games, Music to Mobile Phones

May 14, 2004, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linux will power a customizable GSM/GPRS mobile phone, set to launch in July, that will support 'SmartSkins,' snap-on covers that contain tiny embedded Linux subsystems that add games, music videos, or other content or functions.

"The phone will be marketed by Korean handset manufacturer Curitel under the name 'Identity,' but was designed by a company called 'Wildseed' (formerly GitWit). WildSeed will develop and market SmartSkins--including GameSkins and MusicSkins--that will work with 'SmartSkin-compatible' phones--of which the Identity will be the first..."

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