Trolltech axes the Greenphone

The mobile Linux development company Trolltech says that it has sold out of its Greenphone reference handsets and that it will not reorder further units, because there are now suitable alternatives in the marketplace.

Trolltech launched the Greenphone in 2006, the first fully open handset designed for the development of open-source applications. Running on Trolltech's Qtopia platform, the device was supposed to stimulate the growth of mobile Linux, and the company is adamant that it has done just that.

"We did it to catalyze an ecosystem, as well as for internal use," said David Bialer, the manager of Trolltech's partner community.

Trolltech Greenphone review.