Hybrid nano PC phone runs Linux

“A Korean company has announced a unique mobile device melding an x86-based nano-PC with an ARM-based mobile phone. Miu’s HDPC can run Linux, Windows CE, or Windows XP on its 500MHz Via C7-M processor, while a 200MHz ARM9-based system-on-chip runs an unspecified mobile phone OS. Miu appears to be an ODM — a company that designs products for other companies to market. As such, the HDPC (“hybrid dual portable computer”) seems to be a proof-of-concept design available to OEMs for rebranding and manufacture, likely with operating system customizations.” Read more here:

Hands on with Nokia N96

“Nokia’s portfolio offers a couple of DVB-H capable solutions, specifically the Nokia N77 and a more dated phone, the N92. Neither of them was widely available, since they were used either in pilot television projects or tailored for particular regions (like the N77 in Taiwan, starting late fall 2007). Indeed, given that the vast majority of markets still have no DVB-H television enabled, a replica of the N73, yet armed with this functionality, was uncalled for. In March 2008, the European authorities standardized on DVB-H and from this point on will put in their efforts to support it. In this sense the Nokia N96 has a good chance to avoid the role of an ugly duckling that will never see release – thankfully, mobile television isn’t a big focus in the N96, it is rather included among all other things there.” Read more here:

Latest info on Motorola ZINE ZN5

“Gizmos.es has posted new details on a new not yet officially announced phone – Motorola ZINE ZN5. Reportedly, the ZINE ZN5 comes with a 5-megapixel camera and ModeShift interactive touch keypad like the ROKR E8 (the ModeShift changes keys backlight depending on the user mode).Currently unveiled specs of Motorola ZINE ZN5 are as follows:Networks – 2.5G – GSM/GPRS, without 3G Platform – Montavista Linux 2.6.1 CPU – Freescale SCM-A11 Display – 240×320 pixels 5-megapiuxel camera with CMOS-sensor MPEG-4 video Interface – Bluetooth 2.0+EDR TV-out 3.5-mm headphones jack” via mobile-review.com

MWg reveals two more phones

“MWg, which was reborn from the ashes of O2 Asia’s handset biz, has added two more Windows Mobile phones to its portfolio – the UBiQUiO 501 and UBiQUiO 503g. Both the phones have a full QWERTY keypad with a touchscreen and run on Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional. The UBiQUiO 501 is available at Expansys UK at a price of 149.95 Pound while the UBiQUiO 503g is available for 299.95 Pound. Here are the details.Operating System: Windows Mobile 6 Professional Memory: 192MB ROM, 96MB RAM GSM/GPRS/EDGE: Quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, GPRS Class 10 WCDMA/UMTS: Tri-band 850/1900/2100 MHz, HSDPA 3.6 Mbps Processor: 520MHz Intel XScale 270 + Qualcomm 6280 Bluetooth: 1.2 with A2DP Wi-Fi 802.11b/g Display: 2.4″ QVGA (240×320) Colour TFT Camera(s): 2MP main camera, secondary 0.3MP camera Memory Card: microSD Connector: Mini USB Dimensions: 123mm x 65mm x 15.7mm Weight: 157 gram” Read more here: