There is no reason that Smartphones do not support Debian also.
This page is about to track every initiative to fully or partially install the system on mobile phones:
- Motorola: ?
Smartphone tasks is handled by FSO team:
Openmoko's FreeRunner is so far the device best supported:
Nokia's Maemo is based on Debian:
Same as Mer the community based fork:
Upcoming distro ?MeeGo may be open to accept Debian (re)built packages too:
Also there is an ugly alternative to install Debian is to run it in a chroot dir:
(instructions there are probably for Nokia n900, where as for Nokia n800 under OS2008, one may prefer : http://maemo.org/downloads/product/OS2008/easy-deb-chroot/)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1413313 (on HTC Nexus)