December 4, 2003

Japan's DoCoMo says look to Linux

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo is urging its handset suppliers to build Linux-based phones, a milestone for the operating system's acceptance by
the wireless industry.

DoCoMo intends Linux as a cost-saving measure for its 2004 line-up, spokeswoman Karen Lurker said on Wednesday. The Linux operating system, which is
distributed freely, could help DoCoMo's handset suppliers - Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic and Toshiba - drive down the price of some of the phones they
manufacture, she said.

Link: silicon.com

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