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Linux on Cell Phones: The Trend is Up

Sep 18, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Murry Shohat)

"This summer, in a perfect storm of activity, the cell phone suddenly became a full-fledged wireless computer. Those prime-time TV commercials promoting the iPhone downplay the telephone application to emphasize data-rich Internet media capabilities--email, Web surfing, GPS navigation, music, photos, and video--all on a cell phone. Hard on Apple's heels, a blitz of new handhelds is beginning to vie for attention, led by Motorola's US launch of the Linux-based RAZR2 V8, now taking place. Has Linux become a contending competitive platform, pushing open source to the front of the stage in this market...?"

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