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InfoWorld: Linux Emerges as Cell Phone Dark Horse

Oct 06, 2003, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ephraim Schwartz)

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"Thanks to its stature in the enterprise server arena, Linux has emerged as the OS dark horse in the race to gain market share on cell phones. A small set of vendors is backing open source to challenge cell phone OS rivals Microsoft, Palmsource, and Symbian.

"The opening salvo came in July when some of the largest volume handset manufacturers agreed to create the CE (Consumer Electronics) Linux Forum in an attempt to extend Linux to meet the needs of CE devices, including cell phones. Founding members include Matsushita Electric Industrial, Sony, Hitachi, NEC, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics, Sharp, and Toshiba..."

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