True mobile internet – the future of “handsets”

The competition for mobile internet is getting hotter. It is now more about software, services, content than hardware. Competition fosters innovation!

Microsoft, Apple, Google (Android, Open Handset Alliance), Linux Mobile – LiMo (Linuxbased open source), Nokia (open source Symbian) are the main actors.

Open source companies will let you do your own thing, proprietary solutions will lock you in?

“The mission of the LiMo Foundation is to create an open, Linux-based software platform for use by the whole global industry to produce mobile devices through a balanced and transparent contribution process enabling a rich ecosystem of differentiated products, applications, and services from device manufacturers, operators, ISVs and integrators.”

Telephone, SMS, Camera, MP3 Player, Mobile Internet, Video calling, Operating System, Bluetooth, MMS, GPS, SD Card, Mobile TV, Applications, …….

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