Yopy

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The Yopy was the name of a series of Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) made by GMate Corporation,[1][2] also used as a popular PDA Phone in Korea and based on the Linux operating system.

Yopy in its cradle

Overview[edit]

At the CeBIT 2000, GMate introduced the YDK1000, the Yopy Development Kit. Without a physical keyboard this device looked very different from later versions. It came with an embedded Linux operating system and the W Window System. Later also precompiled versions of the X Window System and the IceWM window manager became available.

The first official model in the Yopy line of PDAs was the YP3000. It introduced the clam shell design with a full-Qwerty keyboard, and featured a 3.5 inch TFT screen. It also came with the X Window System and IceWM.

One of the features of the YP3500 is a CDMA module, so it can be used as a mobile phone. In 2003, Wi-Fi was widely used in Korea, and so the YP3700 targeted this environment with an additional Wi-Fi module.

As of March 2005, Gmate has stopped producing and selling the Yopy PDA, and has closed down its official web sites.

Yopy models[edit]

  • YDK1000, the Yopy Development Kit
  • YP3000, the first official model of the Yopy
  • YP3500, CDMA module was added in YP3500
  • YP3700, Wi-Fi module was added in YP3700

Yopy software[edit]

Using the Linux operating system, the Yopy became capable of running a variety of open source software. Some developers are using software they compile on their own.

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