[TriLUG] Recommendation sought: Linux based smartphone with Java
support + good wireless Internet
rjoffe at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 11:21:40 EST 2006
On Monday 27 November 2006 02:48, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> Hi all, I'd like to solicit some recommendations for a new phone and
> wireless carrier. I'm a little
> behind the times on keeping up with the latest in the world of mobile
> devices and phone and
> what-not, so hopefully somebody can clue me in on how to find something
> Basically, what I want is this:
> 1. a smartphone / pda that uses Linux as the OS
> 2. and has a JVM for running j2me / midp apps
> 3. good wireless networking support. Eg, I want to be able to access
> the Internet
> from as close to "anywhere" as possible.
> 4. Relative to 1, 2 and 3 above, I want something that's as "open" as
> in terms of what programs I can run on the device and what features I
> can access.
> For example, I might want to write a j2me app to run on the phone, make
> an Internet
> connection to a server and sync the address book on the phone with
> some other address book, or something of that nature.
> beyond that, a large display, semi-usable (or better) keyboard and nifty
> features like bluetooth, etc.
> are pluses.
> So, does such a beast exist? And if so, where is it and where can I find
> one? :-)
> P.S. - apologies for the cross-post to anybody who receives this
> twice as a result of being on Tri-LUG and Tri-JUG lists.
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