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infoSync World: Linux to Shine Bright in Mobile Devices?

Jan 27, 2004, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Fresh research from the Zelos Group suggests the mobile devices market will overtake PCs by 2008 - and finds no reason for why Linux shouldn't prevail.

"The Zelos Group predicts that by 2008, sales of full-featured handsets, mobile phones that incorporate full-featured operating systems, will grow to about 290 million, or about 43 percent of global handset sales. Mainstream adoption of these devices will have a significant, disruptive impact on the entire mobile electronics sector--in markets for wireless, personal electronics and computing technologies.

"'The mass adoption of full-featured handsets will be disruptive,' said Seamus McAteer, senior analyst and managing partner with the Zelos Group and the report's author. 'Consumers will substitute use of PDAs, digital cameras, gaming consoles and music players. An early indication of this is Nokia becoming a leading distributor of digital cameras...'"

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