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Symbian is looking for an executive director

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| Symbian recently decided to open source its leading mobile platform in order
| to stave off potential declines at the hands of embedded Linux. With
| increasing momentum and support for open-source Symbian, it's time for
| Symbian to get a leader on board.
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10000791-16.html

Also significant:

BT snares Silicon Valley phone firm

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| The company uses open APIs and has attracted a big community of developers.
| It hopes to release a consumer version of its product later this year.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/29/bt_buys_ribbit/


Recent:

Nokia looks beyond Symbian to Linux

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| With a 47.9 percent stake in Symbian, the leading mobile platform that it
| co-founded in 1998 and which today powers some 206 million mobile phones,
| Nokia has long championed it at the expense of rival platforms such as Linux.
|
| No longer.
|
| The mobile-phone maker is increasingly selecting Linux for Internet-enabled
| mobile devices, with its CFO declaring of Linux, "It's going to be terribly
| important."
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http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9949262-7.html


Related:

Symbian senior VP defects to mobile Linux

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| The LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation, an industry group building a common
| software stack for Linux-based mobile phones, today announced a dozen new
| members. The organization also disclosed that rival Symbian's longtime Senior
| VP of Sales and Professional Services, Morgan Gillis, will soon become its
| Executive Director.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS8665166109.html
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