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Linux, Symbian, Android, Apple or Blackberry? A tough choice for CIOs

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| The recent launch of nine high-specification mobile phones that use the 
| Mobile Linux operating system (Limo) will add fuel to an already overheated  
| market. 


HTC stylus to work with multi-touch screens

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| HTC has applied for a patent on a magnetic stylus that can be used with 
| capacitive touchscreens. 
| [...]
| Linux, meanwhile, was also designed with resistive screens in mind, but 
| multi-touch has now been introduced into the Linux 2.6.30 kernel. Of course, 
| multi-touch also features in Palm's Linux-based Pre smartphone, and is 
| expected to be available in additional Android smartphones later this year.   



Panasonic, NEC unveil 9 Linux phones

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| Panasonic Corp and NEC Corp unveiled nine new cellphone models on Tuesday
| that run the open-source LiMo operating system, wireless Linux group LiMo
| said.
| The focus of the cellphone market has been shifting to software development
| since Google Inc and Apple Inc entered the mobile market in the past two
| years, with phone vendors and operators increasingly looking for open source
| alternatives such as LiMo to cut costs.


Panasonic and NEC announce 9 new Linux phones


NEC and Panasonic launch Linux mobile phones

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| Limo Foundation, the Linux-based open systems development group for mobile
| phones, yesterday launched nine new phones from NEC and Panasonic for
| Japanese telco NTT Docomo, bringing the Limo-compliant range to 42.


An interview with LiMo's Morgan Gillis

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| Gillis discusses why LiMo is different than other mobile Linux platforms and
| offers insights on Intel's Wind River acquisition, Android, Chrome, Symbian,
| and more.


Linux Mobile group readies 2Q push

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| The LiMo Foundation will soon announce more handsets, said executive director
| Morgan Gillis, in an interview with LinuxDevices. Gillis, who sounded off on
| Intel's Wind River acquisition, Android, Chrome OS, Symbian, and more, said
| the mid-August announcement will be followed by bigger announcements in
| October as LiMo R2 reaches market.


LiMo Foundation Readies Next Release

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| The second version of the Linux software for mobile phones includes enhanced
| support for location-based services, advanced security, and multimedia
| playback improvements.


Wireless Linux group chalks out ambitious plans

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| Open-source wireless Linux foundation LiMo aims to grow its share of the
| mobile phone operating system market, dominated by Nokia (NOK1V.HE: Quote,
| Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), by adding about 10 members and launching 20
| new models this year.


LiMo Foundation adds new handsets, members

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| Seven new mobile phones have passed the LiMo Foundation's certification
| process, and the group has a few new members to welcome aboard.


LiMo Expands

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| The newcomers hail from the U.S., Europe and Asia and include giants such as
| Freescale Semiconductor Â(nyse: FSL - Ânews Â- Âpeople ), Telecom Italia and
| ZTE. These companies will collaborate with other LiMo members to create and
| deploy an open mobile operating system based on Linux.


LiMo touts new phones, members

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| The LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation has announced seven new shipping mobile
| handsets -- from Motorola, NEC, and Panasonic -- that are said to comply with
| its mobile phone specification. The consortium also announced 11 new members,
| including Telecom Italia, Freescale, VirtualLogix, Movial, and PacketVideo.


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