Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Aug 2006 02:42 UTC
Qt Trolltech will ship an "open" Linux-based phone in September. The "Greenphone" features a user-modifiable Linux OS, and is meant to jumpstart a third-party native application ecosystem for Linux-based mobile phones.
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Brilliant business move
by SEJeff on Tue 15th Aug 2006 02:59 UTC
SEJeff
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2005-11-05

Smart move Trolltech! I guess that means they are feeling the heat from all of the /Nokia/Maemo/OpenHand work on embedded gtk and realize it's time to work a bit harder.

With big companies like Motorolla shipping most of their new smart phones on the Linux platform, is this the tipping point?

Linux makes sense for a market like mobilephones and small handheld devices. How much would a copy of windows CE one one of those cost the hardware vendor?

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RE: Brilliant business move
by Cloudy on Tue 15th Aug 2006 05:13 in reply to "Brilliant business move"
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2006-02-15

With big companies like Motorolla shipping most of their new smart phones on the Linux platform, is this the tipping point?

Do the Q models run on Linux?

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RE[2]: Brilliant business move
by eggs on Tue 15th Aug 2006 20:29 in reply to "RE: Brilliant business move"
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2006-01-23

no, windows mobile 5.

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RE: Brilliant business move
by segedunum on Tue 15th Aug 2006 08:08 in reply to "Brilliant business move"
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2005-07-06

I guess that means they are feeling the heat from all of the /Nokia/Maemo/OpenHand work on embedded gtk and realize it's time to work a bit harder.

Sorry, but I doubt anyone is feeling the heat from those things. They're very scarce, few people buy them, at best they're a beta test model for Nokia thrown to the open source community and they're not mobile phones. I don't see any Nokia phone I buy using GTK, sorry.

This is about phones.

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