Linux on Cell Phones: The Trend is Up
Sep 18, 2007, 19:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This summer, in a perfect storm of activity, the cell phone
suddenly became a full-fledged wireless computer. Those prime-time
TV commercials promoting the iPhone downplay the telephone
application to emphasize data-rich Internet media
capabilities--email, Web surfing, GPS navigation, music, photos,
and video--all on a cell phone. Hard on Apple's heels, a blitz of
new handhelds is beginning to vie for attention, led by Motorola's
US launch of the Linux-based RAZR2 V8, now taking place.
Has Linux become a contending competitive platform, pushing open
source to the front of the stage in this market...?"