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Panasonic, NEC unveil Linux phones

Apr 16, 2009, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])

"The focus of the cellphone market has been shifting to software development since Google and Apple entered the mobile market in the past two years, with phone vendors and operators increasingly looking for open source alternatives like LiMo to cut costs.

"The market for software platforms on cellphones is led by Nokia's Symbian operating system, but it has lost much ground over the last year to Apple and BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

"Computer operating system Linux has had little success in cellphones so far, but its role is increasing with the LiMo platform, and Google is using Linux for its Android platform."

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