Grundig Clamshell Runs Linux, Plays MP3, AAC

No, that’s not a Chocolate phone. You can tell that by the orange trim. This is a Grundig U900, a Linux special that boasts UMTS 3G connectivity and a pair of cameras, one with flash. You’ll get GPRS, WAP, and even HTML browsing with this little semi-surfing number, which sports a 2-inch, 262k QVGA display.

The internal memory is only 100MB, not much until you factor in the camera and other multimedia elements, including music and images in both formats of MP3 and AAC. You can certainly upgrade to a larger microSD card. And in the what’s-old-is-new department, you can take advantage of the integrated FM tuner to get your favorite radio stations.

What we don’t know is when it will be out and how much it will cost. Stay tuned.


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