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[News] As Linux Penetrates Cellphones, 1 Billion are Expected to Sell This Year

...That's more than the total (estimated) number of PC's
around the world.

One billion cellphones expected to ship this year

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| Despite a soft second quarter, both in terms of units and
| average selling prices, the mobile phone market is
| expected to achieve shipments of one billion units
| this year, according to ABI Research.


Among some of the very recent articles:

The State of Linux on Mobile Devices

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| Three mobile Linux experts presented the "State of Linux on Mobile
| Devices" at an SDForum meeting last night in Palo Alto, California.


Investors Like Mobile Linux Too

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| Developers and phone geeks look at Linux-based cell phones
| and see the promises of open source -- Investors, on the other
| hand, see green. Venture buyout firm Garnett & Helfrich
| Capital said it is buying Linux mobile software company
| Celunite1 with an initial investment of $30 million.
| VentureWire put the price tag at $100 million over the
| next four years for the year-old company based in
| Sunnyvale, California.


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