The Complete Open Phone

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. For the first time, so the press release goes, you'll be able to flash your own applications onto a "real" phone. In Trolltech's marketing speak, the Greenphone is "the First Linux Mobile Development Device Open for Unlimited Software Innovation."