Trolltech, the company that makes software faster to build and easier to use, announced the pricing and availability of Qtopia Greenphone, the first open Linux mobile device for application developers.
Last week Trolltech used the LinuxWorld Expo as the backdrop to announced the "Greenphone." (also, LinuxDevices is running an article about it too.) The Greenphone is, according to Trolltech, targeted squarely at the open source community. No more will carriers and handset manufacturers tightly control the bits on your handset, now you'll be able to put your own apps on a high-quality mobile phone that has an integrated camera and WiFi connection.
Last quarter, Motorola was the second biggest smartphone maker in the world, thanks largely to the million or so Linux-based smartphones it shipped in China.
Clearly, Motorola has seen the writing on the wall, and is making a big commitment to Linux. In fact, this company is working to have over 50 percent of the handsets it releases in the future run Linux.