Thursday, 4 September 2008

Phone in Olympics runs Linux

China Unicom is distributing a Samsung Electronics phone that runs a mobile Linux stack from Mizi Research, a company that will soon be acquired by Wind River. Samsung's "Olympics" phone, also called the SCH-i859, is equipped with a Marvell PXA300 processor and a 2.8-inch touchscreen.
Phone is customized to access a Wireless Olympic Works (WOW) network, developed in conjunction with integrator Atos Origin. WOW is said to provide realtime schedules, results, weather information, email, and instant messaging to Olympic officials.

Aimed at the Chinese market and sold under Samsung's "Anycall" brand, the dual-network CDMA/GSM/GPRS SCH-i858 operates at both 900MHz and 1800MHz. The SCH-i859's 624MHz Marvell Monahan-L PXA300 is accompanied by 128MB ROM and 64MB SDRAM, and the touchscreen offers 65K colors and 320 x 240 resolution, says Samsung. Additional features include a 3-megapixel camera, USB, Bluetooth, and a MicroSD slot.

Aimed at the Chinese market and sold under Samsung's "Anycall" brand, the dual-network CDMA/GSM/GPRS SCH-i858 operates at both 900MHz and 1800MHz. The SCH-i859's 624MHz Marvell Monahan-L PXA300 is accompanied by 128MB ROM and 64MB SDRAM, and the touchscreen offers 65K colors and 320 x 240 resolution, says Samsung. Additional features include a 3-megapixel camera, USB, Bluetooth, and a MicroSD slot.

The Mizi Prizm mobile stack used in the SCH-i859 offers numerous applications that in this offering support both Chinese and English. Applications include a web browser, email, voice recorder, media player, and a photo album.

Specifications listed for the Samsung SCH-i859 Olympics phone include:
  • Processor -- 624MHz Marvell Monahan-L PXA300
  • Memory -- 128MB ROM; 64MB SDRAM
  • Display -- 2.8-inch 65K-color TFT LCD (320x240)
  • Cellular -- CDMA/GSM (900/1800MHz) /GPRS
  • MicroSD -- 1 x T-Flash (MicroSD) Card Slot
  • USB -- 1 x USB
  • Bluetooth -- 1 x Bluetooth
  • Camera -- 3-megapixel CMOS
  • Dimensions -- 4.3 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches (110 x 56 x 15.8mm)
  • Operating system -- Mobile Linux with Mizi Prizm stack
  • Applications:
    • Messaging -- SMS, MS, IM, email
    • Web -- Web browser, WAP browser, Java
    • Productivity -- Address, scheduler, to-do, memo, personal finance
    • Multimedia -- Camera, media player, photo album, voice recorder
    • Other utilities -- Voice memo, search, world clock, contents box, office document viewer, calculator, alarm, e-book, sketch
    • Games -- Fruits Cocktail, Puzzle, Sudoku

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