Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson
sbisson

Open Phones vs. iPhones

The real battle in the phone world isn't iPhone against the rest of the world, it's closed platforms versus open. OpenMoko promises to be the Ubuntu of the phone world. I met up with the brains behind the project at CES, and wrote up the meeting for The Register:

While all eyes may have been on San Francisco and the launch of the developer-unfriendly Apple iPhone, the real game changers were demonstrating their strategy at CES 2007, in Las Vegas.

While the hardware may be similar, the strategy is a complete reversal of Apple's closed platform and proprietary hardware. OpenMokois an open Linux-based mobile application development platform that's designed to help operators and developers build innovative applications on top of a basic phone platform.

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I'm looking forward to getting my hands on the final hardware in March.
Tags: ces, gadgets, linux, the register, writing
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