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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by HappyGod on Tue 15th Aug 2006 03:34 UTC
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I've been waiting for something like this for a long time.

Shame it only comes in green though ... ugh.

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RE: Excellent
by 2fargone on Tue 15th Aug 2006 05:21 in reply to "Excellent"
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I've been waiting for this as well. Fortunately for me, I love green and I'm already drooling over the phone. Too bad it's not ready for general consumption just yet.

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by Cloudy on Tue 15th Aug 2006 06:57 in reply to "RE: Excellent"
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It's never going to be ready for general consumption. The phone's part of a development kit. It's a 'reference platform'.

Anybody who is going to want to sell a Linux phone is going to have to design their own variant, get an ODM to manufacture it, and, if they want to ship it in the US, get the FCC to approve it.

And the US carriers aren't going to let an unlocked version of it onto their nets anyway.

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