Archos will ship at the end of 2004 a portable audio/video device rumored to be based on embedded Linux. Cebit attendees report that the as-yet unnamed device was spotted running Qtopia, a PDA app stack from Trolltech currently available only for embedded Linux. The device will support networking through Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, modem and GSM add-on cards.
The device will be the first PDA with significant storage capacity, according to Archos, with room for 160 hours of video, music, photos, email, important files, and more. Qtopia will provide a suite of personal information management (PIM) applications. Like the existing Archos AV120, the prototype has a 20GB or 40GB hard drive. Via: Linux Devices