Computerworld: The Cloudy Future of Mobile Linux
Dec 15, 2006, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Haskin)
"Linux has been mentioned as a potentially leading platform for
mobile devices for as long as there have been mobile devices.
However, mobile Linux is still largely missing in action. The new
crop of high-visibility smart phones such as the Samsung BlackJack,
the Nokia E62 and the Treo 680 are based on Microsoft Corp.'s
Windows Mobile, the Symbian and the aging Palm OS platforms.
"So why are some in the mobile industry saying, once again, that
Linux is on the brink of becoming a significant platform for
advanced mobile devices such as smart phones? And why should
anybody but industry insiders and geeks care...?"