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Computer Business Review: Trolltech Predicts First Open Linux Phones in 2007

Sep 09, 2006, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Mobile Linux application platform vendor Trolltech ASA predicts that the first phones running an open version of the OS, to which native apps can be downloaded, will appear in 2007.

"At the moment a number of handset manufacturers make Linux phones, the most high-profile being Motorola Inc, but those devices use Java as the application mechanism. However, Karsten Homann, VP of professional services for the Oslo, Norway-based Trolltech, said his company expects to see 'open phones, to which native Linux apps will be downloadable, next year...'"

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