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« on: August 18, 2007, 10:30:05 am »
Am in the market for a new mobile handset. Am interested in Linux powered handsets. Can you name the Linux powered handsets for me?

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 12:48:49 pm »
I found 2 so far:
Motorola Z6
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 01:05:36 pm »
There's the Neo1973/OpenMoko platform. Like the iPhone, but better and Linux-powered.
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 01:16:45 pm »
The Mylo is not a phone. It has skype which you can use when connected to a wifi network but it is not a mobile (cellular) telephone in the usual sense.
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 01:19:34 pm »
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The Mylo is not a phone. It has skype which you can use when connected to a wifi network but it is not a mobile (cellular) telephone in the usual sense.
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OK, my mistake. I'll remove it from my list

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« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 01:58:13 pm »
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Am in the market for a new mobile handset. Am interested in Linux powered handsets. Can you name the Linux powered handsets for me?
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Do you just need a "Linux inside" but you won't recognize? Then, approx. 30% of the Motorola phones are built using Linux. Making a list is quite useless since you sometimes don't even know or see.

If you search for phones where you can access the Linux kernel, build you own software etc., then threre isn't much (yet):

* OpenMoko/Neo1973 (already mentioned)
* Trolltech Greenphone
* HTC devices where a Linux system was developed by the Xanadux project (www.xanadux.org)
* Zaurus with GPRS-CF card (well, that is not a Phone)

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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2007, 03:22:03 am »
alot of the htc phones are starting to get good linux support now, i was looking up the heremes on the xda-developers site the other day and while not that complete some of teh other models are looking good (xda 1 kda 2 and the exec)
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2007, 09:09:59 am »
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Do you just need a "Linux inside" but you won't recognize? Then, approx. 30% of the Motorola phones are built using Linux. Making a list is quite useless since you sometimes don't even know or see.

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* OpenMoko/Neo1973 (already mentioned)
* Trolltech Greenphone
* HTC devices where a Linux system was developed by the Xanadux project (http://www.xanadux.org)
* Zaurus with GPRS-CF card (well, that is not a Phone)
I learned today that I should add

* http://www.openezx.org which brings open Linux for some Motorola phones

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 06:10:35 pm »
also Linux on Treo 650 ;P
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 08:14:20 pm »
New Motorolas

I got a Rizr2 v8 with a GPL licence in ti as it relies on some GPL apps.

has Opera n all Im quite impressed.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2007, 09:21:37 pm »
dhns,

Can you provide more information on  GPRS-CF card you have mentioned?

TIA

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« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2007, 04:11:22 pm »
ROAD - http://road.de/ - though I think their product is still somewhat vapourware

iPhone - ok, it's OSX, i.e BSD, but close to linux than (spit) pocketPC
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