"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
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