Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Linux phone joins W-Sim lineup
This week, Japanese operator Willcom has announced 2 new handsets based on its W-Sim (Willcom Sim) technology which allows users to pull out and plug in a core mobile module into different devices depending on their needs.
The first handset announced is a Linux-based handset named ‘Sandgate WP’.The handset comes with 192mb of memory, an Intel PXA270 416MHz processor and a 1.3 megapixel camera.
The second handset is the iPod-esque ‘nico’ – a handset with no internet browser or camera. The phone has e-mail functionality, however and is designed to appeal to parents of younger consumers who might not want their children accessing the internet from their mobile.