Exon MP747-SM: Smart Phone boots either Windows Mobile or Linux

Hong Kong-based Exon International Technology has announced a smartphone whose firmware lets it boot into either Windows Mobile 6.0 or Linux. The MP747-SM weighs just 3.2 ounces, and includes a 2.4-inch touchscreen display, 1.3 megapixel camera, 64MB of RAM, and quad-band GSM/GPRS connectivity. Exon says the device can boot either into Windows Mobile 6.0 or […]

Hong Kong-based Exon International Technology has announced a smartphone whose firmware lets it boot into either Windows Mobile 6.0 or Linux. The MP747-SM weighs just 3.2 ounces, and includes a 2.4-inch touchscreen display, 1.3 megapixel camera, 64MB of RAM, and quad-band GSM/GPRS connectivity.

Exon says the device can boot either into Windows Mobile 6.0 or into Linux. The open-source operating system will apparently be pre-installed, though the company did not state any further details. Touting the "broad spectrum of free Linux software," the company said the MP747-SM would also include the Windows Mobile editions of Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and PowerPoint.

MP747-SM features and specifications:

  • Processor -- TI OMAP730, clocked at 200MHz
  • Memory -- 64MB of RAM, with unspecified flash
  • Display -- 2.4-inch touchscreen with 320 x 240 resolution
  • Camera -- 1.2 megapixel
  • Wireless:
    • WAN -- quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM
    • PAN -- Bluetooth 1.2
  • Other I/O -- USB port
  • Expansion -- microSD
  • Battery type/life:
    • 1020mAh lithium-ion
    • Talk time, 180 minutes
    • Standby time, 150 hours
  • Dimensions -- 3.6 x 1.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight -- 3.2 ounces

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