Trolltech to offer fully reprogrammable phone

Posted on Saturday, Aug 19 2006 @ 00:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Trolltech demonstrated the first fully reprogrammable mobile phone to help phone designers innovate as fast as their counterparts in the PC industry have done.
A major divide that separates PCs from mobile telephones is that while designers can freely reprogram a computer's software, most of a phone's functions are fixed at the factory.

"(Independent) developers are having a hard time figuring out how to participate in the mobile phone market," Benoit Schillings, Trolltech's chief technology officer, said in an interview after a news conference to unveil the phone on Monday.

Trolltech, the world's top supplier of Linux software for mobile phones, said it will offer a mobile camera phone running on the international GSM/GPRS standard it calls Greenphone.

Trolltech's phone is priced at around $690 and comes with all the software and source code necessary to develop a complete mobile phone model, including core Linux operating system controls, a phone dialler, address book and camera application.
Read more over at CNET.


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