Dell launches Axim X50 line with VGA screen

Dell has officially launched their new X50 line, consisting of the X50 Standard, X50 Advanced, and X50v with VGA screen and graphics processor.

MontaVista Launches Open Source Project to Enhance Native Real-Time Linux

MontaVista Software today announced it has launched an initiative to gain orders of magnitude improvement in the real-time responsiveness of Linux, by extending Linux to achieve hard real-time performance. MontaVista is hosting the "Open Source Real-Time Linux Project" and has contributed a reference implementation based on the company's recent work in the area of real-time Linux determinism. Read more for the rest of the press release.

LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux Laptop Review

LinuxLookup is reviewing the LinuxCertified LC2430 Linux laptop, and gives it a big score.

New Clamshell Zaurus Expected Later this Month

Sharp is apparently planning to unveil a new Linux handheld at a tradeshow in late October. Unfortunately, details on this model are extremely sketchy, aside from the fact it will apparently be the first clamshell Zaurus with a D-pad. The model number isn't even known.

Brighthand's First Impressions of the palmOne Tungsten T5

Although Ed Hardy has only had a Tungsten T5 for a short time, he is willing to share his first impressions of palmOne's latest high-end handheld.

IEEE to standardize mobile phone batteries

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has announced that it is beginning work on a new standard for batteries used in mobile phones. Dubbed IEEE P1725 and entitled "Standard for Rechargeable Batteries for Cellular Telephones", the standard is aimed at setting uniform criteria for the design, production, and evaluation of mobile batteries.

Better scalability for hot-swapping of PDA and smart-phone applications

The IBM Service Management Framework Extension for Relocatable Services tool enables client applications that are built on ReSMF to float across devices (laptops, PDAs, smart-phones, etc.), providing uninterrupted user experience. This is significantly different from the current paradigm where an application has to be stopped on one device and started on the other with explicit synchronization of the application data.

Review of Two GPS Navigation Programs in Linux

GPS's, or global positioning systems, are becoming more and more popular every day. With awesome standard features, increased map detail and dropping prices, it's no wonder why. Add to that the the growing popularity of treasure hunting games like geocaching and it's easy to understand the popularity of this little gadget.

Linux-Mobile-Guide Updated

The Linux-Mobile-Guide is a guide for users of Linux and laptops, notebooks, PDAs and other mobile computers. This guide was former known as Linux-Laptop-HOWTO but was now extended to cover Linux and mobile computer devices in general (laptops, PDAs, mobile cell phones, digital cameras, calculators, wearables, etc).

Low-cost thin clients run embedded Linux

Maxspeed has launched two inexpensive embedded Linux thin clients that support ICA (Citrix) and RDP (Microsoft) protocols, and offer legacy and USB ports. The Maxterm 101 and 301 have suggested prices of $299 and $329, respectively. The 301 includes a local browser and terminal emulator suite.