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Panasonic FOMA P706ie adds to growing LiMo handset numbers
Posted: 22-Sep-2008 [Source: LiMo]

[Panasonic FOMA P706ie becomes 23rd LiMo-compliant handset and the seventh to be available in Japan. The handset offers mobile TV, HSDPA speeds, 3G international roaming, a 2-megapixel camera and upgraded sound output and voice-clarifying features.]

London & Tokyo -- LiMo Foundation™, the global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an open handset platform for the whole mobile industry, detailed today the 23rd LiMo-compliant handset. The FOMA P706ie from Panasonic Mobile Communications is another commercially shipping model that delivers many of the innovative features and services that are defining the next-generation mobile consumer experience.

“Industry unification upon the LiMo Platform continues to deliver new handsets and innovative applications for mobile consumers,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMo Foundation. “Panasonic Mobile Communications’ latest LiMo handset is engineered within a vision for the emergence of the true mobile Internet with new innovations being cost-effectively built on top of the LiMo Platform.”

The FOMA P706ie—Panasonic Mobile Communications’ seventh LiMo handset to be made available in Japan—offers mobile TV, High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) support for higher-speed data transport, 3G international roaming, a 2-megapixel camera, upgraded sound output and voice-clarifying features. More details on all 23 devices that leverage the LiMo Platform—the industry’s first collaboratively developed, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices—can be found through the Handsets section of

“The appealing features and services of LiMo’s growing family of handsets will only accelerate mobile’s rapid growth,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, chairperson of LiMo Foundation. “We continue to see evidence that the LiMo Platform is precisely the type of broadly adopted operating system that this industry has needed to stoke innovation and market growth.”

Launched in January 2007 by six mobile industry leaders, LiMo was formed to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next-generation mobile consumer experiences. LiMo Foundation is open to all vendors and service providers in the mobile communications marketplace, including device manufacturers, operators, chipset manufacturers, integrators and independent software vendors. LiMo’s 52 members work collectively to build a rich ecosystem and have the ability to influence the evolution of the LiMo Platform, leaving them free to provide compelling and differentiated services to customers.


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