MTube, the Smallest PC in the World in Action

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| Maybe we missed the MTube at CES because at 3.34 x 3.34 x 0.78 inches and 5.3
| ounces, this Linux-based WiMax- and Wi-Fi-enabled UMPC is the smallest "full
| featured" computer in the world.


MTube: 2.8" VGA pocketable Linux prototype

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| Mtube UltraMobileLife shares a pic of a new VIA-based handheld called the
| MTube. At this point, it's simply a prototype out of Taiwan's Science and
| Technology Advisory Group, but it shows where ultraportables could be headed
| in the future. The MTube offers a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen and runs on Linux
| with a 1 GHz VIA CPU under the hood. ¬* ¬*

PCs step aside… smarter mobiles are coming

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| Citing the examples of the company’s single core solutions for smart phones,
| consumer electronics and automotive entertainment and ARM Mali graphics
| processors, and its collaboration for Linux mobile computing, Mr Keith said
| mobile phone makers are taking to a platform approach which offers
| flexibility to add new features. ¬* ¬*

Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. ¬* ¬*

PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles,
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. ¬*