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LinuxInsider: Uphill Road for Linux Cell Phones

Jan 11, 2007, 18:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack M. Germain)

"U.S. consumers may have a considerable wait for Linux cell phones. Product features could be lacking at first, and U.S. phone carriers do not appear to be ready to offer Linux handheld devices.

"There is no question that Linux can be put on handsets, according to John Doyle, vice president of business development for Communigate. The problem lies in the infrastructure Free Download - Look Who's Driving the Next Generation of e-Commerce outside Asian markets, he said. The mobile handheld space is getting very mature. For instance, connection rates are often ten times faster in Asia than in the U.S.

""Carriers have to look at the kind of services to offer that would produce revenue. We are starting to see new technologies like Ajax and very rich color screens and more complex phones," he said."

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