[clug] linux-friendly mobile/pda

Robert (Bob) Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Fri Dec 1 00:00:39 GMT 2006

Thanks Jacinta - that dicussion was useful. Boils down to:
  - do I really need a PDA/Phone or would 2 separate devices
	be better
  - if a combined device, the Treo or O2 (WinCE!) are good but
	neither are Linux
  - if I can wait a little longer (I can't), then the Moko or
	the Qtopia would be good Linux-based PDA/phones

I'll go out and look at what a Treo 650 costs in Canberra
and may end up with a simple GSM phone and a seperate PDA
(although I liked one respondent's observation that carrying
two power adaptors around the place is a pain - might opt
for something I can charge from my USB port).


Bob Edwards.

Jacinta Richardson wrote:
> Robert (Bob) Edwards wrote:
>> I'm looking for a phone that has good PDA functionality, preferably
>> even a full alphabet keyboard and that works well with Linux desktops.
>> I would even prefer one that actually runs Linux as it's native O/S.
>> Oh, and a good, robust keyboard would also be an advantage.
> There was a good discussion about this topic on SLUG recently:
>     http://lists.slug.org.au/archives/slug/2006/11/msg00121.html
> The idea that got me most excited was the OpenMoko phone, although at 
> this stage it still might just be vapourware:
>     http://www.openmoko.com/
>     http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=35590 (A truly open 
> Linux phone with GPS debuts)
> All the best,
>     J

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