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[News] PacketVideo Praises Linux, Purple Labs Releases Linux Phone

Interview with Jim Brailean, CEO of PacketVideo 

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| Jim Brailean: It's good. First off, Linux is a very attractive platform in 
| the cell phone market. One--it drives innovation, and two--it has an 
| attractive licensing model. For us, we are providing a multimedia framework 
| for Android. We see it really bring a much needed solution to the Linux 
| marketplace.     
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http://www.socaltech.com/fullstory/0013535.html

Purple Labs launches Linux phone

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| Purple Labs has announced a new mobile handset in conjunction with NXP 
| Semiconductors aimed at emerging markets – and it runs Linux. 
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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/02/04/purple_labs_launches_linux_phone/1


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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS3686249103.html


A Linux-powered iPhone

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| The most interesting part on Wired magazine's revelation was during iPhone’s 
| software development. On a very tight deadline to finish the iPhone right on 
| time, Apple software engineers looked carefully at Linux, since it had 
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| already been rewritten for use on mobile phones. But, Linux on iPhone was 
| denied by Steve Jobs for the reason that he do not want to utilize someone 
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| else’s software. Just imagine the endless possibilities had Steve agreed. It 
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| would have been a big break for Linux, and iPhone could have been a much more 
| powerful and smarter mobile device. It would have been a jaw-dropping 
| combination of beauty and brains.        
| 
| Since Linux powered iPhone is now far from reality, I have here some photos 
| of make-believe iPhone running with a GNOME desktop and with a Firefox web 
| browser.  
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http://junauza.blogspot.com/2008/01/linux-powered-iphone.html


Microsoft cans key conference

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| SOFTWARE giant Microsoft has decided that it does not love its popular Mobile 
| and Embedded DevCon any more and has pulled the plug. 
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http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/01/16/microsoft-cans-key-conference
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