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Article: Device profile: HNT’s Linux-based Handheld Multimedia PCs

Mar 23, 2001 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive
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HNT Co. Ltd. of Seoul, Korea has announced a new family of Linux-based handheld multimedia PCs, called the “Exilien” series. The new HNT handheld devices come in two form-factors — a PDA-sized unit with a 3.8-inch 320×240 LCD, and a heftier device (one inch thick) with a backlit 4-inch TFT 640×480 LCD. The larger unit differs from the smaller one in several features, including LCD type, memory capacity, and type of expansion card slot.

In general, these new HNT handhelds are typical of a new breed of PDAs that have high performance processors, generous memory capacities, and “flash” ROM storage — in contrast to the parsimonious resources of even the latest Palm PDAs. One version of the larger handheld (the model 00201) even comes with a nifty built-in digital camera, so you can capture live video and send it in emails or stream it onto the Internet.

Following are summaries of the features of the HNT handheld PCs.


Exilien 00102 Multimedia PDA
  • CPU: 206 MHz 32-bit Intel StrongARM SA-1110 system-on-chip processor
  • Memory: 16MB SDRAM, 16MB flash
  • Display: 3.8-inch front-lit STN, 320×240 pixels
  • I/O ports: USB, IrDA, optional RS232C
  • Expansion slots: CompactFlash Type I/II
  • Built-in digital FM tuner
  • Battery: rechargeable 1,500 mAH Li, 8 hour operation (typ.)
  • Size: 3.2 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Operating system: MIZI Linuette with Linux kernel 2.4
  • Application software: email, mini-browser, address book, scheduler, todo, memo, file manager, app launcher, voice memo, mp3 player, FM tuner, games, datasync, clock, calculator, . . .
Exilien 00101/00201 Handheld PC
  • Processor — 206 MHz 32-bit
  • CPU: 206 MHz 32-bit Intel StrongARM SA-1110 system-on-chip processor
  • Memory: 32MB SDRAM, 32MB flash
  • Display: 4-inch back-lit TFT LCD, 640×480 pixels
  • I/O ports: USB, IrDA, RS232C
  • Expansion slots: PCMCIA Type I/II; secure digital card, multimedia card
  • Built-in video camera (Model 00201 only): 352×288 resolution, 15 frames/sec
  • Battery: rechargeable 2,600 mAH Li, 7 hour operation (typ.)
  • Size: 3.3 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches
  • Operating system: MIZI Linuette with Linux kernel 2.4
  • Application software: email, mini-browser, address book, scheduler, todo, memo, file manager, app launcher, voice memo, mp3 player, FM tuner, games, datasync, clock, calculator, . . .



 
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