Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 29th Jun 2006 01:33 UTC
Linux Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the mobile phone market. The open nature and yes, the hype around Linux has made lots of mobile-oriented companies to consider using Linux for their next-generation cellphones. But there is a major problem on the way to success, a problem which is created not by Linux itself, but by the greed and close-mindness of these same companies that endorse Linux.
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Sorry but just because you want to group Series 30 and 40 together and 60/80/90 doesn't make it true.

It does. As for Series 30/40 it doesnt matter which OS it uses. This platform is closed (has no public API), so there is no application compatibility problem becasue there are no applications ;)

Nokia, however, is quite clear that they are not planning on offering a single platform. Series 60 for their mid line smart phones and Series 80 for their high end smart phones

Wrong. S60 will be the future unified platform for all Nokia smartphones. Series 90 features (touchscreen support) already get subsumed into S60 and in the S60v3 Feature Pack 3 the S80-like HVGA resolution support was introduced. That means S60 communicators are also on the horizon.

Are all of you living in some alternate universe where carriers are having a hard time getting subscriptions?

Without availability of common smartphone platforms (S60, WM and PalmOS) they definitely would have a hard time getting subscriptions.

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