"In a sagging economy, doing business as usual is rarely prudent
and usually disastrous. Companies often must change the course of
strategies, or in some cases accelerate them.
"After a spate of business meetings during the marathon that is
Mobile World Congress, one takeaway is the acceleration in the
mobile handset market of operators moving to open source More about
open source software-based devices. Two specific device types are
driving the increased adoption of open source software stacks:
smartphones and netbooks, with many operators and OxMs also forming
plans for Linux-based mobile Internet devices (MIDs) in the coming
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