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Verizon, Seven Others Join Linux Phone Org

May 14, 2008, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])

"Verizon Wireless has chosen Linux as its mobile phone 'platform of choice,' it said. Starting with feature phones in 2009, followed by iPhone competitors, Verizon will offer Linux phones compliant with specifications from the Linux Mobile Foundation (LiMO), an international industry group it and seven other companies joined today.

"In a press conference held by the LiMO Foundation, Verizon's Kyle Malady, network VP, said Verizon will continue to support support RIM (Blackberry), Windows Mobile, Palm, and Brew operating systems, and will consider supporting the Linux-based Google Android platform pushed by the Open Handset Association (OHA)..."

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