M-CommerceTimes: Open Source WirelessFeb 20, 2001, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Sutherland)
"Look out PalmOS and Windows CE, here comes Linux."
"That's the warning given the two most-used personal digital assistant (PDA) operating systems as a flood of mobile devices based on the popular open source Linux OS reach mobile consumers."
"When you buy a PalmPilot or Windows CE-based handheld computer, part of the $300-$400 price is the license fee both Palm and Microsoft charge for their mobile operating systems. Manufacturers are drawn to Linux's no-fee alternative."
"Since the PDA market operates in the margin, analysts say, eliminating the $10-$15 for each WinCE or $20 for Palm means units can be sold with the same features but for much less."