GUPP Phreedom: Linux Treo-like phone
I don’t care much for the design and the spelling of its name makes me cringe, but the upcoming Phreedom phone by Malaysian company GUPP Technologies is still worth some serious consideration.
The 2.5-inch QVGA (320 x 240) 265K-color display and QWERTY keyboard may not command attention, but I’m not sure the same can be said about the device’s Mobile Linux 2.6 kernel, 5-hour VoWiFi (voice over wi-fi) talk time, "double tri-band" GSM/GPRS backup connectivity, 312MHz PXA270 processor, 320MB flash and SDRAM, and 802.11b/g radio with support for 802.11i, WEP, and WPA. Sending email, browsing the Web, and downloading music (?) are also part of the Phreedom’s feature set.
The 4.4" x 2.6" x 0.8" phone weighs 4.6 ounces and will ship in Q2 of this year for an undisclosed price.[Press release | LinuxDevices]