Symbian CEO pitches middle ground between iPhone, Android

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| Google threatens to come at Symbian from underneath, hoping to unify mobile
| Linux and teasing carriers with the promise of mobile advertising revenue.
| Research In Motion shows signs it might be able to add consumers to its
| legion of CrackBerry addicts.
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http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-990...=2547-1_3-0-20

Palm Centro hits 1 million unit mark

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| It doesn't have the gee-whiz factor or the lofty sales figures of the iPhone,
| but the Palm Centro has been an impressive performer for Palm in its first
| five months. And that's good news for the struggling smartphone maker.
|
| [...]
|
| But if Palm can build off the Centro with its next device, a Linux-based
| handset, we might see Palm back in the mix in a big way.
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http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/...entry_id=25341


Recent:

Does ACCESS threaten Windows Mobile? (Video demonstration & interview.)

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| This year ACCESS released their first new platform with PalmSource. The
| platform looks like older Palm OS versions. However, it was developed based
| on Linux, provides true multitasking, improved graphics and single finger
| navigation. It has a number of other enhancements as well. *
|
| Third party applications developed for Palm OS devices work on ACCESS' new
| platform. So Palm OS customers can migrate to ACCESS without giving up their
| existing software. Palm OS developers can easily write new applications for
| ACCESS. Also, most of the existing 30 thousand Palm OS third party software
| titles can be purchased for use on ACCESS devices. * *
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http://msmobiles.com/news.php/7183.html


Google claims 'Non-existent' Android beats everything but the Jesus Phone

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| "There are certain apps you just can’t build on an iPhone," Miner
| said. "Apple doesn’t let you do multiprocessing. They don’t let your app run
| in the background after you switch to another. And they don't let you have
| interpretive language in your iPhone apps." *
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/03...d_pitch_ecomm/


Related:

Wind River and ACCESS Extend Partnership into Linux-based Mobile Handset Market

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| The new Wind River-ACCESS solution will come with the backing of two of the
| leading providers in the mobile handset market.
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http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=59233


Microsoft cans key conference

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| SOFTWARE giant Microsoft has decided that it does not love its popular Mobile
| and Embedded DevCon any more and has pulled the plug.
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquir...key-conference


Linux to grow 278% in embedded/mobile/real-time apps

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| Linux use in "next" embedded, mobile, and real-time projects will grow 278
| percent over that in "previous" projects, suggests a recent survey by Venture
| Development Corp. (VDC). *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS7115758310.html


PCs step aside… smarter mobiles are coming

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| Citing the examples of the company’s single core solutions for smart phones,
| consumer electronics and automotive entertainment and ARM Mali graphics
| processors, and its collaboration for Linux mobile computing, Mr Keith said
| mobile phone makers are taking to a platform approach which offers
| flexibility to add new features. * *
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http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...0550450200.htm


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. * *
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59162.html


PCs being pushed aside in Japan

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| The PC's role in Japanese homes is diminishing, as its once-awesome monopoly
| on processing power is encroached by gadgets such as smart phones that act
| like pocket-size computers, advanced Internet-connected game consoles,
| digital video recorders with terabytes of memory. *
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071104/...te/bye_bye_pcs


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said. * *
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/59162.html


Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile's Future

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| LinuxInsider met with Capobianco to discuss his view on the role of open
| source in creating Mobile 2.0 as a voice and data carrier parallel to the
| Internet. The meeting occurred in the wake of Google's announcement earlier
| this month that it was negotiating with wireless carriers, handset makers,
| software developers and hardware providers to use an open source mobile
| platform, Android. * *
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http://www.technewsworld.com/story/60340.html