[jp] Maemo vs. Android - Where do we go post Palm OS?

Ron K. Jeffries rjeffries at gmail.com
Fri Apr 2 17:38:37 EDT 2010

J-Pilot list friends:

Speaking on a low cost PDA-ish device for use to
manage contacts, has anyone considered the Nanonote,
a $99 USD little clamshell that runs a free, libre Linux
and has an interesting group of people hacking away.

You can sync to it by attaching to a desktop
system and using their Ethernet over USB gadget.

see http://qi-hardware.com
Ron K. Jeffries

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 14:23, James E. LaBarre <j.e.labarre at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 04/02/2010 05:05 PM, Karl Schmidt wrote:
>> Looks like the Nokia 900N is quite open and will dual boot android..
>> It also has a keyboard (I still miss Graffiti).. Nice camera and other
>> hardware..
> Well, seeing as none of the current alternatives are anywhere *near* the
> price point of the standard PalmOS device (not counting the LifeDrive, etc
> here), I suspect the step after my Clie dies is to go back to paper.  The
> major issue will be how to make a portable, secure password keeper.  I'm
> thinking of using a USB key with an excrypted database and a
> statically-linked app for Linux, MacOS and...   oh, what was that other
> lesser OS...  oh yeah, Windows.
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