Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Nokia Unveils Linux-based Web Device Without Phone: "The product will run entirely on open source software, including a standard Linux operating system also used in desktop computers, marking more unchartered waters for Nokia. 'Using standard desktop Linux means innovation is happening faster (than in Linux versions for small devices). We will be very fast in implementing this innovation,' Jormalainen said. Several of the innovations already in the pipeline are upgrades by early 2006 to enable Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls and instant messaging. Anyone who buys the device now will be able to upgrade the software next year." I'm assuming here that this is really news. I also found refrerences to such a device two and three years ago that got shelved. Funny how I don't trust anything I read in the papers any more.

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