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ManufacturerYuhua Teltech for Trolltech
First releasedSeptember 2006; 16 years ago (2006-09)
DiscontinuedOctober 2007 (2007-10)
Dimensions106.5 × 49.0 × 15.6 (mm)
Operating systemQtopia Phone Edition (Linux-based)
CPUIntel XScale @ 312 MHz
Memory64 MB SDRAM
128 MB NAND Flash
Removable storageminiSD
Display240×320 QVGA TFT
USB 1.1
2.5-mm audio jack
Data inputsTouchscreen, buttons

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 the time, who jokingly suggested it when the company was having trouble agreeing on a name for the phone.

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External links[edit]

  • "Linux devices article on the Greenphone". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10.
  • Greenphone developer tutorials
  • Getting Started with the Trolltech Greenphone SDK


  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". Archived from the original on 2007-10-24.