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    doing longdistance trip, need ultralight computing advice.


    hello linux fourms!

    I'm going on a longdistance longboard ride and the amount of devices out is daunting! I'm looking for an internet connected, lowpower, linux device that can still work as a phone but its primary job is surfing the internet, maps, photo editing, video storage and playback, if it has GPS software im SOLD. I want a lightweight device that can last a long time on battery. The more free and open the better. and lastly i'm looking to spend no more than 250 no matter what (i'm trying to budget). real linux i prefer to android.

    thanks for your help! If i get a recommendation that i really like i'll post a review/feed back when i order it next Wednesday.

    Thanks from maryland
    ~chris


    edit: if its more than 250 i might still get it

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    63 views and no reply? should i get a kindle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushthis View Post
    63 views and no reply? should i get a kindle?
    I don't know about using the Kindle as a phone. Some of the Linux tablets should let you do that if they come with 3g/umts capability. Even with WiFi you can at least Skype. There are some nice 7 inch models out there that will serve your purpose. Just doing some online searching on sites like buy.com (now rakuten.com) I find a bunch of 7 inchers in the $100-$200 range with 3g capability, but non mention phone capabilities. IE, you can use cell data services to make Skype or other VOIP/SIP calls.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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