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PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition is now available for $399 (Linux Smartphones)

The PinePhone Pro is a Linux-friendly smartphone with a 6 inch FHD+ display, a Rockchip RK3399S processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Priced at $399, it costs about twice as much as the original PinePhone, but it has better specs and should offer significantly better performance. Pine64 unveiled the PinePhone Pro last fall […]

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Lilbits: AMD Ryzen 6000 Mobile, Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 and other leaks on the eve of CES 2022

Many big tech companies and news outlets may have opted not to actually go to Las Vegas for the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, but the show is still going on both in-person and virtually. So expect a flood of announcements over the next few days. Kicking things off, the Consumer Technology Association has announced a […]

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PinePhone keyboard now available (Wireless charging, fingerprint, and LoRa cases too)

The PinePhone is an inexpensive Linux-friendly smartphone with a $150 starting price. And now you can turn it into a tiny Linux laptop thanks to a $50 keyboard accessory. It’s one of four new PinePhone accessories that are now available from the Pine Store. In addition to being able to run mobile Linux distributions, the […]

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$399 PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition Linux Smartphone will go on sale within weeks

The PinePhone Pro began shipping to developers earlier this month. And soon it’ll be available for anyone to purchase. Pine64 has announced that it will begin taking orders for the $399 Linux-friendly smartphone in late December or early January. First announced in October, the PinePhone Pro is a smartphone with a 6 inch HD+ display, […]

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PineBoy 3000 wrist mount turns a PinePhone into a Pip-Boy

The PinePhone is an inexpensive smartphone designed to run Linux and other free and open source software. The Pip-Boy is a fictional wrist-worn computer from the Fallout series of video games. And the PineBoy3000 is a 3D printed wrist-mount for the PinePhone that lets you wear the smartphone like a Pip-Boy. Is there any practical […]

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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: PinePhone Keyboard, PinePhone eMMC speed hack, and more

Pine64 has been working on an official keyboard accessory for the PinePhone for most of the year. It’s gone through multiple hardware revisions in that time, but it’s finally almost ready to ship and you’ll be able to order for $50 starting next month. For that price, you can effectively turn Pine64’s Linux-friendly smartphone into a […]

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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: New postmarketOS, Manjaro, Nemo, and Sailfish OS builds, Phosh 0.14, and more

There’s been a lot of activity in the mobile Linux space recently, and it’s been a while since I’ve done a Linux Smartphone News Roundup, so let’s take a look at some recent developments from the folks working to make free and open source software alternatives to Android and iOS. Phosh 0.14 released [Phosh] Phosh […]

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Lilbits: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]