Grundig unveils new Linux mobile phones

Grundig B700

Grundig, better known for audio equipment, also has a mobile device product line. Among its latest models are the B700 and U900, both powered by Linux.

The B700 Ultra Slim Communicator is a quad-band GSM/GRPR/EDGE phone with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen, 100MB of internal memory, a 2MP camera, a microSD slot, Bluetooth and USB, an FM tuner, and support for push email.

The U900 is a clamshell design with quad-band GSM/GPRS and dual-band UMTS/EDGE support. It comes with a 2-inch screen. Other specs are the same as the B700 except for the push email support which is not listed on the specs and the addition of an additional VGA camera for video.

The U900 uses a single-chip architecture by NXP, a semiconductor company founded by Philips.

Both were unveiled back the 3GSM World Congress.

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