If you are unfamiliar with Neo Freerunner, its basically a 400Mhz computer that fits in your pocket, has aGPS, WiFi b/g, displays in VGA resolution of 640 pixels by 480 pixels, has two accelerometers, uses tri-band (850/1800/1900 Mhz) GSM and GPRS for data access, is SIM unlocked (duh), runs Linux, and in the true spirit of free completely open. Completely open, as is here are the schematics to make one, oh and would you like some jam with your toast and crumpets?
Running on Linux allows it to do anything a regular x86 Personal Computer can do; assuming you or someone else has simply compiled that particular application for the architecture. And because it’s resolution is pretty high (for its size) you can display regular applications. Such as Pidgin.
Yes its been out for nine months. But hey, gotta start somewhere. There are already many distributions for the device; each with its own direction more or less.