Sys-Con Belgium: OSDL Mobile Linux Initiative
Feb 23, 2006, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Weinberg)
"The global mobile phone market is enjoying explosive growth.
With annual unit sales in the hundreds of millions, Gartner
analysts estimate that by 2009 the worldwide installed based will
top 2.6 billion mobile handsets. For the Linux and Open Source
segment of the IT industry, such numbers are tantalizing, orders of
magnitude beyond shipments and even the installed base for servers,
and far greater in volume than the worldwide desktop market. For
the Linux software and related hardware markets, mobile phones are
an opportunity to "break out" and enjoy greater market share in
client devices, complementing the already important presence of
Linux in the voice and data communications infrastructure..."