Ubuntu MID -- An Open Source iPhone Competitor

Canonical Ltd. just launched a full "developers release" of Ubuntu 8.04 for MIDs (mobile Internet devices), providing the full Internet and lots more: Web 2.0 experience, Web browsing, email, media, camera, VoIP, instant messaging, GPS, blogging, digital TV, games, contacts, dates/calendar, simple software updates...
The Ubuntu MID Edition is based in part on technology from the Moblin community, which has developed a Linux kernel, UI framework, browser, multimedia framework, and embedded Linux image creation tools designed for MIDs and other mobile devices.
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the company behind Ubuntu, has announced Ubuntu MID (mobile Internet device) Edition 8.04 as a full developers' release. It is based on the Ubuntu Desktop Edition and is now available for download.
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Open source engineering and support

Canonical's mission is to realise the potential of free software in the lives of individuals and organisations. In just three years, Canonical has been globally recognised as a leading provider of services to both individual and corporate open source software users.

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Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device (MID) Edition

Just the right stuff

Clutter User Interface

Clutter UI

Flash User Interface

Flash UI
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Mobile Internet Device (MID) Community

MID Community

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Get Started
Join the Community

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ACU university provides iPhone to all incoming students

Abilene Christian University has decided to give all 2008 incoming students an iPhone to receive homework alerts, answer in-class surveys and quizzes, get directions to their professors' offices, and check their meal and account balances - among more than 15 other useful web applications already developed.
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University Gives iPhones To All Incoming Students


Abilene Christian University announced that 2008 incoming freshmen will be receiving iPhones. And no, they won't be free - the price will be automatically added to the student's tuition.

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iPhone image courtesy of Apple

"We are not merely providing cutting-edge technology tools to our incoming students," said Roberts. "We are also providing the web applications that ensure these tools will become critical to the students' learning experience. Because 93 percent of ACU students bring their own computers with them to college, we are choosing to take them to the next level by providing converged mobile devices."

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The video below, Connected, was produced by ACU students, faculty and staff to visualize a new kind of learning environment. It's an exciting vision that is quickly becoming a reality.

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Convergence and the 21st-Century Classroom

Classroom Trends: Flexibility, Connections & Community

20th-Century Education

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iSmashPhone: University Gives iPhones To All Incoming Students
Abilene Christian University, a Christian college in Abilene, Texas
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Dubai's Dynamic Tower

An Italian architect has unveiled plans to create a 'Dynamic Tower' - the world's first revolving skyscraper. Each floor rotates independently at different speeds, resulting in a unique and ever evolving shape. The tower is environmentally friendly, with the ability to generate electricity for itself as well as other buildings nearby.

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The first World Dynamic Architecture in DuBai project
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Dubai plans 'moving' skyscraper

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The Dynamic Tower, the world's first building in motion, takes the concept of green buildings to the next level were it will generate electricity for itself as well as other nearby buildings, making it the first skyscraper designed to be self powered.


Bathrooms will be preassembled at the Leonardo da Vinci factory in Italy, part of the Dynamic Group and will be made of precious Italian marble, sauna, Turkish bath, chromatography and sound therapy, a real treat.

Villa's residents will have the possibility to drive directly into the building were a special elevator take their car to their floor and park at the entrance to their Villa's.

Now you can reserve your apartment, putting your name on the reservation list for the first Rotating Skyscraper in Dubai.

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Dynamic Tower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Fring -- Free Mobile VoIP, IM and More

Fring is a peer-to-peer Mobile VoIP based internet telephony network which enables users to interact with social networks and to call and chat for free.
Recently it also launched an API, allowing third-party developers to develop new applications for the community.
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fring™ is a mobile internet service & community that enables you to access & interact with your social networks on-the-go, make free calls and live chat with all your fring, Skype®, MSN® Messenger, Google Talk™, ICQ, SIP, Twitter, Yahoo!™ and AIM®* friends using your handset’s internet connection rather than costly cellular airtime minutes.
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Take all IM buddies mobile and view from them one, integrated contact list

Free calls

Live chat instead of SMS
Call landlines and regular cellular contacts using SkypeOut or SIP
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How to make a free call using fring
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fring on iphone
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fringAPI shares fringing freedom with web developers

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fring – Make free mobile calls, IM with Skype, MSN Messenger, ICQ, Google Talk™, SIP & Twitter, AIM® & Yahoo!™
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