Pine64 is a company which makes and sells an ARM-based laptop called the Pinebook. It's FOSS has published an article reporting that the company is looking at developing a smart phone running GNU/Linux software and the Plasma user interface. "contacted Pine64 team and TL Lim, founder of Pine64, confirmed the plans for a Linux-based smartphone and tablet. These devices are called PinePhone and PineTab. Lim revealed some information about PinePhone development. The first PinePhone developer kit will be given to selected developers for free on November 1. This is a combo kit of PINE A64 baseboard + SOPine module + 7″ Touch Screen Display + Camera + Wifi/BT + Playbox enclosure + Lithium-Ion battery case + LTE cat 4 USB dongle. This combo kits will allow developers to jump start PinePhone development. The Pine A64 platform already has a mainline Linux OS build thanks to the Pine64 community and support [from] KDE neon."
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