Nokia’s push-button phone turned into a Linux computer

The Nokia 1680 mobile phone was released in 2008. It has a small screen, keyboard and support for 2G networks. I think, what can be done with such equipment now? Enthusiasts, surprisingly, have turned it into a pocket Linux-computer.

But a hardware hacker from Remu NotMoe has dared to invent the phone and replace it with a custom printed circuit board (PCB) and other components to convert the Nokia 1680 Classic into Notkia: a pocket-sized Linux computer / communications. Device. .

He named his invention Natkia. The enthusiast had to replace most of the phone’s hardware, as well as run software manipulations. The original circuit board has been replaced with a new one with 1 GHz single-core MIPS Ingenic X100E processor, 64 MB RAM, 32 MB NOR flash and 4 GB SLC NAND flash.

The TFT screen with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels was replaced by a 2-inch IPS LCD with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. However, it turned out to be too big for the device. Also, the phone now has a USB Type-C port, a 5MP autofocus camera, a WiFi 4 chip and more. Everything works with Linux and thanks to the upgraded wireless components, Natakia can be used as a wireless device or walkie-talkie.

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