The Zipit Z2 is an inexpensive wireless handheld instant messaging device by Zipit Wireless. It sports WiFi, a color 320×240 display, backlit keyboard and similar CPU and memory to that of a last-gen smart phone.

It’s also a prime candidate for some hacking. In this segment we’ll unlock the device and install Debian, X, and Pidgin. The Z2 also has potential for emulators, video streaming and more.

Rather than repeat what has already been well documented we’ll link to these helpful Zipit Z2 hacking resources:

Unlocking Linux on the Zipit Z2, a $50 hacktop


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