[linux-audio-dev] Greenphone

Lorn Potter lpotter at trolltech.com
Fri Sep 1 20:44:19 UTC 2006

On Thursday 17 August 2006 03:03, Jens M Andreasen wrote:
> I stumbled on this one today:

Just saw this post, have been on holiday and not really paying attention to 
emails much.

>  http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8030785497.html
> - Trolltech, best known for development tools and Linux application
> stacks for phones and other mobile devices, will ship an "open"
> Linux-based phone in September. The "Greenphone" features a
> user-modifiable Linux OS, and is meant to jumpstart a third-party native
> application ecosystem for Linux-based mobile phones.
> [...]
> So far I've figured out that it's an Xscale of the kind with mmx, which
> suits my purposes just fine. And that there is a /dev/dsp in there
> somewhere :-)

of course.

> I have no idea what kind of price point they are considering, but I have
> notifyed my significant other that this is the *ultimate* christmas
> present for a u**x geek ...

It is part of a Qtopia Development Kit, and is not targeted at consumers and 
is in limited supply, so don't expect a normal consumer mass market price 
It will be affordable, but not cheap.

> I suppose one will have to "play" it by wawing ones hand in front of the
> camera?

The hardware support is in various states of working, but we will provide 
updates as it improves.

Lorn 'ljp' Potter
Trolltech Qtopia Community Manager
Opie Core Developer

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