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Unlocked Linux smartphone swivels 180 degrees

Mar 26, 2010, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"ChinaGrabber is selling an unlocked, quadband GSM cellphone that runs Linux on a 624MHz Marvell PXA310. The $570 BPhone features a 5-inch 800 x 480 touchscreen with 180-degree rotation, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and up to 16GB flash expansion.

"Retail site ChinaGrabber is not likely the manufacturer of the BPhone, although the phone appears to have no branding at all except for the BPhone name. The unlocked phone runs Linux 2.6 on Marvell's ARM/XScale PXA320 processor, which first shipped in 2007. Clocked to 624MHz, the processor is accompanied by 128MB SDRAM and 256MB of flash storage, says ChinaGrabber. An SD slot is said to support cards up to 16GB."

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