Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| LinuxDevices.com recently caught up with Roger Kung, founder of
>| Linux smartphone specialist E28 in China. E28 shipped the world's
>| first Linux smartphone, and continues to ship Linux smartphones,
>| with a focus on dual-mode cellular/VoIP (voice-over-IP) designs
>| for MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) around the world,
>| but mainly in China.
>| Kung formerly led Motorola's mobile phone operation in Asia, which
>| grew from annual sales of $200 million to $4 billion on his watch.
>| He retired from Motorola in 2002 to found E28, with the vision of
>| pioneering the development of smartphones based on Linux.
It looks like a really good phone, and will be a major enabler for FMC
(fixed-mobile convergence), as having wifi+umts+bluetooth in the same
device presents fantastic opportunities for setting up paths across all
kinds of transport networks. Adding GPS is also interesting, so that
presence info can become /where/ people are, rather than merely if
they're connected. See the new TomTom (910 ?) for being able to see
where you are /and/ where your friends are.
This stuff is the future, folks...
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
<StevenK> I can usually supress the feelings that tell me to crash
tackle a girl into the bushes