[PD] PD on mobile devices

vanDongen/Gilcher gml at xs4all.nl
Sat Feb 19 23:07:01 CET 2005

On Friday 18 February 2005 10:09, Jamie Bullock wrote:
> What about the (long time) forthcoming Linux cellphones - e680 a760? Are
> they contenders for running PD?
I got one of those, an E680. You can order them via ebay and they get sent 
from hong kong.
It is very nice, a 400 MHz Xscale cpu, memory expansion with those little 
cards. Pretty cheap for a smart phone or pda, about 300 euros + shipping.
Comes with english and chinese handwriting recognition.
But, the kernel may be linux, it is really well hidden. I think motorola and 
qtech want people to do java apps (midlets they are called). Direct coding in 
C or C++ for the machine needs some kind of "official" development contract I 
think. I saw some posts in the hong kong linux forum that said how to get 
shell access through usb, but I haven't been succesfull. 
I still need to put it through its paces though. I still haven't tried it with 
a decent microphone f.i. I need to get one of those 1 or 2 GB memory cards 
for it and then it should be at least good as an ipod mini or a decent 
portable recorder.
It does have a kind of java openGL, (with games) so maybe it could run pd+GEM 
if I ever figure out how to program for it. 
So at least one pd user/programmer (myself) is occasionally fiddling with 


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