LiMo Shows Off Handsets

LiMo Foundation unveils first wave of handsets using the LiMo Platform, a Linux-based software platform for mobile devices

February 11, 2008

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BARCELONA -- LiMo Foundation, a global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an openhandset platform for the whole mobile industry, unveiled today the firstwave of handsets using the LiMo Platform(TM) -- the world's first globallycompetitive, Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. Initial LiMohandsets are today confirmed by handset industry leaders including LGElectronics, Motorola, NEC, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Samsung.

LiMo's technology will be showcased in Booth 8b135, Hall 8 at Mobile WorldCongress, February 11-14 in Barcelona.

"The breadth of the initial wave of LiMo handsets -- 18 models from 7vendors -- consolidates LiMo's role as the unifying force within MobileLinux and highlights the strong momentum established in the 12 months sinceLiMo was launched," said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMoFoundation. "Within one year, LiMo has secured powerful industry engagement,announced the on-schedule availability of the LiMo Platform and is todayregistering the first generation of handsets using LiMo Platform technology.We believe our rapid progress is propelled by LiMo's inclusive andtransparent governance model -- with shared leadership and shared decisionmaking -- and pragmatic, code-centric approach to open-source innovation."

Commercial LiMo handsets being announced today are:

  • MOTO U9, MOTO Z6w, MOTOROKR Z6, RAZR2 V8, RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition andMOTOROKR E8 from Motorola;

  • NTT DoCoMo FOMA N905i, FOMA N905"mu", FOMA N705i and FOMA N705"mu" fromNEC;

  • NTT DoCoMo FOMA P905i, FOMA P905iTV, FOMA P705i and FOMA P705"mu" fromPanasonic Mobile Communications, and

  • SGH-i800 from Samsung.

Prototype and reference handsets being announced today are:

  • LG LiMo Phone from LG Electronics,

  • OPAL(m) from Aplix and

  • Purple Magic from Purple Labs.

"We look forward to the continued, rapid rollout of LiMo handsets, furtherexpanding LiMo's market reach and unifying the Mobile Linux ecosystem," saidKiyohito Nagata of NTT DoCoMo, chairperson of LiMo Foundation. "The mobileindustry is embracing Linux and openness as the key enablers of lower devicedevelopment costs, increased flexibility and quicker time to market forinnovative services of all kinds. LiMo Foundation is driving these trends."

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