Palm to launch Linux based cell phones

Posted on Monday, October 10 2005 @ 18:15 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Linux Devices writes Palm will ship Linux-based mobile phones before the end of this year. These phones will be powered by Wind River Linux, and may become the first Linux-powered handsets within the U.S.
A Linux-based Treo may not be in the cards anytime soon, but Palm could certainly deliver a feature phone without "developing a product on a whole new platform," as Colligan put it. Palm OS supplier PalmSource has been working with singular purpose for a year to turn the Palm OS into a middleware layer that runs on top of Linux.
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