The Register: A Linux Smartphone That Does Bluetooth

“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, 320×240 color screen and USB. It’s also a


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