let me start with a little story:
I recently bought a Skeye Pad SL from the german manufacturer Hoeft&Wessel.
The concept of the device is very similar to the Simpad, but it was mainly sold B2B, so that's the reason why it is not so common.
At least there should be some of you who might have seen one.
The device is a bit smaller than the Simpad, offers two slots for PCMCIA/CF, has a smaller but powerful lithium accu (3600mAh), two speakers (unfortunaly mine has no stereo sound), offers a lot of space for enhancements inside the housing, and last it looks quite stylish.
The only thing i didn't like: It is running wince .net 4.1.
After playing around with it for a while, i decided to take a screwdriver and have a look inside. All in all it was no big surprise what was inside.
So i decided to think about a linux port.
In the skeye forum there once were some questions about running linux on the device, but the support team never saw the use to push it and nothing happened.
Have a look at Skeye forum.
At least there were some guys from kernelconcepts who made first steps porting a kernel to the skeye sl.
I got into contact with these guys to find out how far they got with it.
As a starting point they gave me some sources of the nearly forgotten project.
After a while i was able to build a working kernel which i started from wince.
This kernel is very simple so a lot of work is to be done.
I also started patching the well known hh.org bootloader to work with the skeye sl.
Everything compiled fine but the state yet is unknown, because there is no time to test it at the moment.
Finally i managed to locate the JTAG pins and so i will go on testing when the weather get's worse.
So this is the little story so far!
Are there any poeple out there who like to know more about it?