Squeak on a Linux PDA?
sean at rosewood.his.ucsf.EDU
Wed Apr 26 16:52:07 UTC 2000
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Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 08:52:05 -0400
From: R. A. Hettinga <rah at shipwright.com>
Subject: IP: Re: : could it be real
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From: Dave Farber <farber at cis.upenn.edu>
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>Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 19:00:27 +0900
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>From: Adam Peake <ajp at glocom.ac.jp>
>Absolutely real, and yes it's great! See <http://www.gmate.co.kr/> for the
>CEBIT - Gmate Debuts Palm-Sized Linux Device By Terho Uimonen
>IDG News Service, Scandinavia Bureau
>HANOVER, GERMANY (02/26/2000) - Linux will soon fit in the palm of your hand.
>A South Korean startup, Gmate Co. Ltd., used the CeBIT show here to launch
>Yopy, a palm-sized device running the open-source Linux operating system.
>Featuring a 4-inch full-color display, the diminutive device will come
>fully loaded with an embedded Web browser and e-mail client, as well as
>personal productivity applications and software for playing back MP3 music
>or MPEG (Moving Picture Experts Group) video files.
>The pen-based graphical user interface was developed by Gmate's developer
>team, and the company also plans to offer a GTK (GIMP toolkit) for
>developers interested in building applications for the device, according to
>information from Gmate's Web site.
>Yopy also features infrared, serial and USB (universal serial bus) ports
>for PC connectivity.
>Gmate is also looking for partners to help it develop modules for wireless
>Internet access, officials said. Yopy features a slot for CompactFlash
>memory cards, and the plan is to develop both CDMA (code division multiple
>access) and GSM (global system for mobile communications) connection
>modules in the CompactFlash form factor, they said.
>In addition, Gmate also plans to add Bluetooth wireless communications
>functionality, which would allow the handheld device to exchange data with
>other Bluetooth-equipped devices, officials said.
>Powered by a 206MHz StrongArm processor, Yopy weighs in at 225 grams and
>measures 128.8-by-83.5-by-22 millimeters.
>Yopy, the result of over two years of development work, is scheduled to
>ship by mid-year, in both Korean and English-language versions, said Lee
>Sang-Don, general manager of marketing and sales at Pundang, South
>It will be priced somewhere in the US$400 to $600 range, depending on
>memory configuration, officials said. The prototype models on show here
>featured 32M bytes of RAM (random access memory).
>The device will be manufactured by Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. Ltd.,
>which also will market Yopy, Lee said.
>Gmate was formally established in August 1998 by engineers formerly working
>for LG Semiconductor Co. Ltd, LG Electronics Inc., Hyundai Electronics Co.
>Ltd. and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST),
>Gmate, in Pundang, South Korea, can be reached at +82-342-738-1230, or via
>the Web at http://www.gmate.co.kr/. Samsung Electro-Mechanics, in Suwon, is
>(Martyn Williams contributed to this story.)
> >I have no idea whether this is real but if it is it looks like fun!! -- A
> >Linex PDA
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