Sprint PCS is doing a trial run of a fixed wireless network in both Houston and Montreal, a representative said. The company is using equipment from start-ups Navini Networks and IPWireless. The telephone and broadband provider says it's testing a powerful wireless network it believes can help bridge the nation's digital divide. The telephone and broadband provider will use "fixed wireless" equipment to deliver high-speed Web access to 100 customers in Daytona, Fla., for the next three months, according to a BellSouth representative. The trial run is a crucial step before a full-scale launch.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, Cell phones are a new foray for soft blue hexagons iphone case the Linux operating system, which has found its initial stronghold inside servers, powerful networked computers, Companies including MontaVista Software, TimeSys, Red Hat, LynuxWorks and Motorola are all trying to adapt the software for the embedded computing market, which includes cell phones and other consumer-electronics products and devices, Linux has some powerful competition, Leading the pack is Symbian, an operating system backed by most of the major phone makers and already in at least one phone on the market, Microsoft has won a few converts for its Windows Powered Smartphone and Pocket PC Phone Edition operating systems, PalmSource's operating system is also grabbing some customers as well..
"You can't forget that the people backing Symbian are also the ones making most of the mobile phones," Waryas said. Texas Instruments representative Dana Meyers said Friday that several manufacturers are working to develop wireless devices using a Linux version of OMAP, or Open Multimedia Applications Protocol. Meyers would not identify the customers developing phones. OMAP is used to build cell phones. Seiji Mitsuoka, NEC general manager, said in a statement that NEC is using MontaVista's Linux chips to "help us deliver Linux-based mobile phones to global markets.".
Mitsuoka did not release additional details on NEC's Linux phone plans, A Microsoft representative had no comment, A PalmSource representative had no immediate comment when reached on Friday, News.com's Stephen Shankland contributed to this report, A half dozen companies are developing cell phones based on the open-source operating system, an executive familiar with the plans says, But the OS faces stiff competition, Among the big names backing Linux for mobile phones are chipmaker Texas Instruments and device maker soft blue hexagons iphone case NEC, representatives from the two companies confirmed Friday..
Also, two phone manufacturers will ship Linux phones that work on the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) standard sometime this year, according to Scott Hedrick, a marketing manager at MontaVista Software, which makes the Linux chips destined for these phones. Hedrick would not identify the phone makers. Two additional Asian phone makers Hedrick did not identify are also making Linux phones, he said. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion.