LiMo Foundation™, a global consortium of mobile industry leaders today announced the Samsung SCH-M510 as the first LiMo Compliant handset which will be deployed in the Korean marketplace. SK Telecom is the latest global operator to specify and deliver a LiMo handset to mobile subscribers, following earlier deployments from LiMo operators NTT DOCOMO and Vodafone. The Samsung SCH-M510 is the first LiMo compliant handset for the Korean market, and the 45th LiMo compliant device overall.
“Today’s announcement that SK Telecom will be bringing its first LiMo compliant handset to market is a significant milestone in the ongoing global growth and adoption of LiMo technologies,” said Morgan Gillis, Executive Director of LiMo Foundation. “LiMo’s global operators are committed to providing highly compelling and customized LiMo devices to their mobile subscribers – this initial handset from Samsung and SKT demonstrates the rapid maturation and opportunity within the LiMo ecosystem.”
The Samsung SCH-M510 is a rich media device with support for various audio and video media types and features a 3.5” WVGA AMOLED screen and a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. This advanced handset features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and also includes support for proximity, accelerometer and ambient light sensors.
“Samsung is very pleased to deliver this LiMo compliant device to SK Telecom and into the Korean marketplace,” said Jong-In Kim Vice President of Product Planning Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung has now released three LiMo compliant handsets, which demonstrate Samsung’s deep commitment to the LiMo Foundation and also to the flexibility of the LiMo Platform.”
Today’s announcement of the SCH-M510 comes the same day as the announcement of the planned formation of the Korea LiMo Ecosystem Association – an initiative supported by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy from within the Korean Government, which is designed to facilitate innovation and opportunity in the Korean marketplace for LiMo products and services.
“SK Telecom is proud to provide our subscribers with the first LiMo compliant handset for the Korean marketplace,” said Sungcheol Hong, Senior Vice President and Head of Next Internet Business Group, SK Telecom. “The independent nature of the LiMo Platform makes it an ideal foundation for a customized mobile experience for SK Telecom’s customers. We’re glad to deliver this initial LiMo handset and will continue to work within the LiMo ecosystem to develop value-added services in 2010.”
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 13 global network operators that collectively represent nearly a billion mobile subscribers.