Linux mobile reference design

Summary:Samsung has led a consortium to production of a reference design for a Linux-based broadband mobile phone. It's designed for UMTS/Edge networks and features a Samsung processor, an Infineon modem chip, and the Montavista Linux kernel.

Samsung has led a consortium to production of a reference design for a Linux-based broadband mobile phone.

It's designed for UMTS/Edge networks and features a Samsung processor, an Infineon modem chip, and the Montavista Linux kernel. Trolltech and Emuzed also made major contributions.

All it needs is carrier contracts, and Zelos Group thinks Linux could make some major progress in mobile phones over the next year.

What if we went right past desktop Linux directly to hand-held Linux? Think that might work? Let us know in TalkBack.

Topics: Operating Systems

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Dana Blankenhorn has been a business journalist since 1978, and has covered technology since 1982. He launched the Interactive Age Daily, the first daily coverage of the Internet to launch with a magazine, in September 1994.

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