Greenphone

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Greenphone
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Manufacturer Yuhua Teltech for Trolltech
First released September 2006; 7 years ago (2006-09)
Discontinued October 2007 (2007-10)
Type Smartphone
Dimensions 106.5 × 49.0 × 15.6 (mm)
Operating system Qtopia Phone Edition (Linux-based)
CPU Intel XScale @ 312 MHz
Memory 64 MB SDRAM
128 MB NAND Flash
Removable storage miniSD
Battery Battery
Data inputs Touchscreen, buttons
Display 240×320 QVGA TFT
Connectivity GSM
Bluetooth
GPRS
USB 1.1
2.5-mm audio jack

The Greenphone was a smartphone developed by Trolltech with Qtopia Phone Edition, a GUI and application platform embedded in Linux using mostly free and open source software.

The proprietary software on the phone includes the communications stack and the package manager.[1] However, Trolltech put these components under GPL in version 4.3 of Qtopia, making it possible to run the Greenphone with no proprietary components by updating its software to Qtopia 4.3.

On October 22, 2007, Trolltech announced that it had sold all inventory of Greenphones and would no longer continue production, having achieved its goal of promoting the Qtopia platform and gaining interest from developers. Focus was shifted to developing the Neo FreeRunner phone. Trolltech intends to continue supporting the Qtopia Greenphone community,[2] and alternative hardware, such as the Neo 1973.

The Greenphone was named after Robert Green, an employee of Trolltech at that time, jokingly suggested it when the company was having trouble agreeing on a name for the phone.

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  1. ^ "Linux Devices article on the Greenphone". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. "Yrvin noted that Greenphone does contain some proprietary components, including its secure execution environment (SXE) package manager and its communications stack." 
  2. ^ "Trolltech Press Release on the end of Greenphone productions".