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ZDNet: HP sacrifices Linux handhelds

Nov 16, 2001, 21:35 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Broersma)

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"Hewlett-Packard has cancelled three Linux handheld projects with the axing of an Australian research and development lab, according to a source close to the company.

An engineer from HP's Appliance and Calculator Operation (formerly the Australian Calculator Operation), said that two Linux PDAs and a Linux-based GPRS mobile phone were in development at the unit until its recent closure. The engineer no longer works for HP.

One PDA, code-named Calypso, was to run on a 133MHz StrongARM processor and include a monochrome touch-screen and an MP3 player. Rumours of a low-end HP Linux PDA have circulated recently, and the model was scheduled for release in late November or early December, according to the engineer. It was to have been sold under the Jornada brand."

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