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New round of Linux supported LiMo-compliant handsets announced
Posted: 11-Aug-2009 [Source: LiMo Foundation]

[LiMo members, NEC and Panasonic, announce newest round of Linux supported LiMo-compliant handsets for NTT DoCoMo.]

London and Tokyo -- LiMo Foundation™, a global consortium of mobile industry leaders today announced the newest round of LiMo-compliant handsets has been released to market. Developed by leading device manufacturers and LiMo members NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications for LiMo board member NTT DOCOMO, these latest handset models offer an array of next-generation features and functionality.

Today’s announcement signals a continued expansion of LiMo’s footprint in the global mobile marketplace, as well as growing industry endorsement and coalescence around its collaborative device platform.

“In February 2009, a number of major network operators announced their intent to launch multiple devices built upon the LiMo Platform,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the LiMo Foundation. “This additional line of innovative handsets is indicative of the deep and abiding commitment our operators and device manufacturers hold towards fulfilling that promise by delivering next-generation LiMo technologies.”

Each of the new LiMo handsets offers a variety of advanced functionality and enhancements. Next-generation features including high megapixel cameras, rich media capabilities, and upgraded connectivity support resonate deeply with today’s demanding mobile audience, delivering a richer, more immersive mobile experience. NTT DOCOMO’s commercially shipping LiMo handsets announced today include:

* docomo PRIME seriesTM N-06A, docomo PRIME seriesTM N-07A, docomo STYLE seriesTM N-08A, and docomo SMART seriesTM N-09A models from NEC; and

* docomo STYLE seriesTM P-06A, docomo PRIME seriesTM P-07A, docomo STYLE seriesTM P-08A, docomo SMART seriesTM P-09A, and docomo STYLE seriesTM P-10A models from Panasonic Mobile Communications

“The successful launch of the latest LiMo handsets further establishes LiMo PlatformTM as a leading device platform within today’s rapidly evolving mobile ecosystem,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, chairperson of LiMo Foundation.

With this latest release, the total number of LiMo-compliant handsets rises to 42, the largest number of commercially available mobile handsets produced by any global collaborative development platform organization.

LiMo Foundation was launched in January 2007 by mobile industry leaders to provide the mobile industry with an open, consistent Mobile Linux-based handset OS, enabling the development of immersive, next-generation mobile consumer experiences. LiMo’s membership includes mobile industry leaders from around the world, including OEMs, technology developers, and 12 global network operators representing nearly one billion mobile subscribers.


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