Two new Linux phones coming in Japan

Posted on Sunday, October 30, 2005 @ 01:43:08 EDT by meshal :
Japan's largest mobile carrier last week announced six new phones with support for PTT (push-to-talk), multiple numbers, and other advanced features. NTT/DoCoMo's 902i-series phones includes Linux-based models from NEC and Panasonic, as well as Symbian-based models from Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Sharp, and Sony/Ericsson.

DoCoMo began offering 901-series phones at about the same time last year, in time for Asian New Year and gift-giving season. This underscores the often-touted advantage that Linux gives device makers to set their own release schedules.

DoCoMo's 901-series also included models from NEC and Panasonic based on Linux. The NEC N900iL and P900i offered such advanced features as WiFi/VoIP capability, and shared a common Linux foundation based on MontaVista Linux. The new 902i-series phones are also based on MontaVista, a spokesperson confirmed.

New features in the 902i phones include support for PTT-over-cellular technology licensed from Ecrio, and the ability to support more than one phone number identity card simultaneously.

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