The Register: Casio chooses Crusoe

Ed. Note: The Cassiopeia is one of the platforms some
handheld Linux variants and toolkits, such as TrollTech’s
Qt/Embedded, run on.

“Japanese consumer electronics company Casio has confirmed it
will next week unveil a new member of its Casiopeia PDA family,
this time based on Transmeta’s Crusoe CPU.”

The Casiopeia Fiva is a sub-notebook machine, running
Windows ME rather than CE, the OS of previous Casiopeia’s. Casio
hasn’t said what speed the machine will run at, but reckons Crusoe
gives Fiva six to nine hours’ of continuous use on a single battery

“The A5-sized machine sports a 8.4in 800×600 colour LCD, 100Mbps
Ethernet, 56kbps modem, IEEE-1394 and USB ports, and PC Card and
Compact Flash add-in slots.”


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