The linux cellphone is creeping ever closer. FIC is planning on building a touchscreen GSM cellie with an “iPod-quality” MP3 player and files sharing. It will use all open source software and FIC will offer a full SDK for hackers and pros alike. Looks a bit vapory to me, but we shan’t judge a book by its cover, right?
That’s a pretty ambitious list, and it raises some interesting ideas as to applications and usage scenarios. FIC are working to the principle of needing at most 3 taps to start any task, with every interface feature visible on-screen. They’re also setting themselves the lofty goal of equalling the quality and style of Apple and Sony’s products.