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Panasonic and NEC announce 9 new Linux phones

August 11th, 2009

In a world where BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile and webOS dominate the mobile OS space, it’s been tough for LiMo to get a little love. Sure Android and webOS are Linux-based, but it’s just not the same. In an interesting move, Panasonic and NEC have chosen to go with LiMo — unveiling nine …

Nokia and Intel announce a joint partnership to develop the next generation of mobile devices

June 23rd, 2009

Nokia and Intel announced a collaborative effort today that will empower the next generation of mobile devices — according to Nokia and Intel at least. Each company will brings its respective expertise to the table in an effort to develop devices that will combine Intel’s low-power mobile chipset architecture with Nokia’s wireless broadband connectivity technologies. …

Garmin-ASUS nuvifone to actually see the light of day?

June 6th, 2009

It was a simpler time. The economy was the last thing on most people’s minds, Dane Cook was just a weird annoying guy from Waiting, Galvatron ruled over our comments section with an iron fist… And Garmin announced that it would enter the wireless arena with the soon-to-be released nuvifone. A lot has changed since …

Maemo 5 Beta SDK is now ripe for the picking

April 29th, 2009

Nokia’s Internet Tablets haven’t exactly been a massive success on the user adoption front but Nokia isn’t one to give up. While the company did recently bail on the latest iteration of its N810 tablet, we know the Finnish giant was just looking to distance itself from WiMAX. Nokia is most definitely still cooking up …

OpenMoko stops development of new handsets

April 8th, 2009

OpenMoko, maker of the open source handset everyone loves to praise but no one actually wants to buy, has stated it will cease development of new mobile handsets. Citing current economic conditions and a competitive market, OpenMoko CEO Sean Moss-Pultz reportedly made the announcement yesterday at a conference in Switzerland. We can’t exactly place this …

Motorola @ CTIA: Evoke QA4

April 2nd, 2009

We’ve seen some great stuff at CTIA so far this year but as we’re sure you are well aware, there really hasn’t been anything too earth shattering on display. As such, we might go as far as to call the Motorola Evoke QA4 the most interesting handset we’ve gotten our grubby mitts on so far …

Motorola preparing A1210, another blast from the past

March 25th, 2009

Across the ocean in a land far, far away, the Motorola A1200 “Ming” was a pretty big hit for Moto back in 2006. So what happens when Moto has a hit on its hands? Exactly. iDNES has seemingly managed to get its collective hands on a round of mockups and preliminary specs for the upcoming …

Nokia considering Maemo Linux for its mobile phones?

December 3rd, 2008

In a side interview at the Nokia World Conference, Ukko Lappalainen, vice president of Nokia’s markets unit, told Reuters, “In the longer perspective, Linux will become a serious alternative for our high-end phones.” He further elaborated upon Nokia’s endorsement of Linux by saying “I don’t see anything in Android which would make it better than …