What is a Zipit Z2?
The Zipit Z2 Wireless Messenger was released in 2007 to be used by kids as a wifi enabled chat device. The Z2 originally came with it’s own application running on top of a Linux kernel. Soon after the device was released many people began to hack the device and get a new kernel and operating system to work on it. This page is intended to be an accumulation of information about hacking the device.
General Hardware Specifications
- Marvell PXA270 CPU @ 312mhz (overclockable)
- Marvell 802.11b/g Wifi (libertas driver)
- 32mb SDRAM
- 8mb NOR Flash Storage
- MiniSD memory card slot
- 2.8 inch QVGA color display
- 5V 2A DC Adapter Input
- Backlight QWERTY Keypad
- Headphone Jack
- Microphone and Remote control Jack (similar to Nintendo DS)
- 36 Pin Expansion (Hirose) Connector on back (see below for pinout)
- 3.7V 1230mAh Lithium Ion Battery Model ZWM2-1230LI (67mm x 60mm x 4mm)
IC / Parts List
Here is the list of chips seen on the Zipit2’s board. This list contains all the major chips, their complete markings, and available information.