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    http://www.pdalive.com/showarticle.php?threadid=10671

    Not bad for $350 MSRP.....should help drive proces down across board

    "Germany-based ImCoSys has announced a Linux smartphone, which offers a great number of features at a comparatively low price tag.

    The ImCoSys Smartphone offers quad-band 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS cellular connectivity in a sleek and handy form factor. It runs Embedded Linux on a 200 MHz TI OMAP 730 processor and has 64 MB RAM and 64 MB ROM.

    The handset features a color QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT screen with pen input, SD/MMC card slot, and integrated GPS receiver. It also comes with Bluetooth 1.2 and Wi-Fi (802.11b) short-range wireless networking built-in. The bundled software package includes PIM, Java, Internet browser, e-mail client (with Push support), SMS, MMS, graphics viewer, as well as MS Office support.

    The Smartphone measures 125 x 64 x 18 mm.

    It is expected to be available this June in Europe. The price is approximately $350"
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    Thats pretty loaded for that price! At theta level we are starting to talk free with contract. The GPS especially impresses me. Dedicated GPS devices are still selling in the $350-400 range at the cheapest. If they can pull this off they deserve to do well.

    Surur
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    Another one to add to your picture Surur
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    I thought we were just doing exposed keyboard based devices. If I added all the smartphones that have come out recently the pic would be megabytes big!

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur
    If I added all the smartphones that have come out recently the pic would be megabytes big!
    True, but it would be interesting none the less
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    I really wish I had not seen this post, unfortunately I can't unsee it.

    - mvk
    Last edited by GreenHex; 03/13/2006 at 08:34 PM.
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    More info:

    http://www.imcosys.com/

    <SEMANTICS>

    Do they really mean Embedded Linux? If so, you have to wonder if this is really a smartphone at all.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embedded_system

    I suspect they're using the term 'embedded' differently to the way I understand it (and to the way it's defined in the Wikipedia article linked above). The ImCoSys site says:

    File formats: Word/Excel/PowerPoint/PDF/JPG/GIF/GIFa/PNG

    and

    Applications: SMS/MMS/Contacts/Calendar/Memo/ Calculator/World Clock/Navigation

    Sure looks like a smartphone to me!

    </SEMANTICS>

    298 for a device with Wifi, built-in GPS and nav software is an incredible price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur
    I thought we were just doing exposed keyboard based devices. If I added all the smartphones that have come out recently the pic would be megabytes big!

    Surur
    Perhaps a separate comparison of smartphones with inbuilt GPS? I see that the Mio A701 is available at expansys now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcol

    <SEMANTICS>

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    </SEMANTICS>
    I never should have started with this semantic nonsense. It seems 'embedded' at least as applied by linux developers can certainly be used with reference to PDAs and smartphones:

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/articles/AT8728350077.html
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    I am impressed. I hope it has edge and 3.5mm jack. Actually I like its spec more than the army of new smartphones. But I will believe it when I see it.
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    More info here ... looks to arrive 2nd quarter in US

    http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2006/0...ps-smartphone/

    "SlashPhone just got some face time with the ImCoSys Linux-powered GPS smartphone that we spied last month, and confirmed the fact that it will be available stateside in June for around $350. As you probably remember, this ImCoSys model sports a TI OMAP processor, quad-band GSM, WiFi for Internet and VoIP, Bluetooth, SD slot, and 64MB RAM/64MB ROM, although no camera or WAN data connection faster than GPRS. Still, the fact that this phone is both Linux based and GPS-equipped out of the box should help it find a niche audience -- just not us. Keep reading to get a tasteful look from behind..."

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