Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Aug 2006 02:42 UTC
Qt Trolltech will ship an "open" Linux-based phone in September. The "Greenphone" features a user-modifiable Linux OS, and is meant to jumpstart a third-party native application ecosystem for Linux-based mobile phones.
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Dual-Core?
by luciocorrea on Tue 15th Aug 2006 23:20 UTC
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"It is based on a dual-core Marvell (formerly Intel) XScale processor clocked at 312MHz. It has 64MB of RAM, and 128MB of flash, expandable through a mini-SD card slot." Dua-core? Is that right?

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RE: Dual-Core?
by Cloudy on Wed 16th Aug 2006 01:23 in reply to "Dual-Core?"
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2006-02-15

Probably. Cell phones are often dual-core (or at least dual-processor) with one processor managing the radio and the other doing everything else. There are a lot of reasons for this. It makes regulatory compliance easier. It makes it easier for radio makers to keep the proprietary bits proprietary. It makes the OS design simpler, since the hard-real time bits go with the radio and the rest is just another multithreaded multimedia os.

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