LinuxDevices: Samsung Debuts Linux-powered Smartphone in China

“Samsung is shipping a high-end smartphone powered by embedded
Linux from Mizi Research that supports both Chinese and English.
The device is being distributed in China, initially, where it works
with #2 China wireless provider Unicom’s CDMA2000 1x network. This
confirms an earlier rumor that Samsung would ship a Linux
smartphone in 2003. China is generally considered to represent the
world’s largest mobile phone market, with nearly as many current
mobile subscribers as the entire U.S. population.

“The Samsung SCH-i519 offers an impressive range of high-end PDA
and smartphone features, including sophisticated voice-control
capabilities. It currently sells for about $750…”


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