"According to the LiMo Foundation, six of its operating members
plan to deliver handsets based on the LiMo Platform, a Linux
platform, this year. Verizon Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK
Telecom, Telefonica and Vodafone are all planning devices sometime
this year, the LiMo Foundation said.
"The LiMo Foundation said many of the new devices coming this
year will be low-cost Linux devices. Because of the open platform,
operators have more control over the software development and
customization of the devices. According to LiMo, its collaborative
nature opens itself up to customization and enables operators to
build on their individual strategies through flexible
implementation, while also reducing portfolio complexity, lowering
device costs and speeding the deployment of third-party
applications and services."