New devices from NTT DOCOMO offer consumers range of popular next-generation features and functionality
LONDON, England, TOKYO, Japan, August 11 – limofoundation.org™, a global consortium of mobile industry leaders today announced the newest round of LiMo-compliant handsets has been released to market. Developed by leading device manufacturers and LiMo members NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications for LiMo board member NTT DOCOMO, these latest handset models offer an array of next-generation features and functionality.
Today’s announcement signals a continued expansion of LiMo’s footprint in the global mobile marketplace, as well as growing industry endorsement and coalescence around its collaborative device platform.
“In February, a number of major network operators announced their intent to launch multiple devices built upon the LiMo Platform,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the limofoundation.org. “This additional line of innovative handsets is indicative of the deep and abiding commitment our operators and device manufacturers hold towards fulfilling that promise by delivering next-generation LiMo technologies.”
Each of the new LiMo handsets offers a variety of advanced functionality and enhancements. Next-generation features including high megapixel cameras, rich media capabilities, and upgraded connectivity support resonate deeply with today’s demanding mobile audience, delivering a richer, more immersive mobile experience. NTT DOCOMO’s commercially shipping LiMo handsets announced today include:
“The successful launch of the latest LiMo handsets further establishes LiMo PlatformTM as a leading device platform within today’s rapidly evolving mobile ecosystem,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, chairperson of limofoundation.org.
With this latest release, the total number of LiMo-compliant handsets rises to 42, the largest number of commercially available mobile handsets produced by any global collaborative development platform organization.
limofoundation.org was launched in January by mobile industry leaders to provide the mobile industry with an open, consistent Mobile Linux-based handset OS, enabling the development of immersive, next-generation mobile consumer experiences. LiMo’s membership includes mobile industry leaders from around the world, including OEMs, technology developers, and 12 global network operators representing nearly one billion mobile subscribers.
limofoundation.orgTM is a dedicated consortium of mobile industry leaders working together within an open and transparent governance model—with shared leadership and shared decision making—to deliver an open and globally consistent handset software platform based upon mobile Linux for use by the whole mobile industry. A full description of limofoundation.org, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found at limofoundation. The official limofoundation.org blog is available online.
About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is one of the world's leading providers of internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers.
About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, is a Panasonic Group company specialized in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products from mobile handsets to carrier base-station devices and other infrastructure equipment. Since its establishment in 1958, the company has been developing cutting edge technologies including the world's first 3G video handset in. The company is committed to providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile operator and provider of advanced mobile services. The company serves over 54 million customers in Japan, including 48 million using i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet platform, and 50 million using FOMA™, the world's original 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. As a leader in the development of cutting-edge mobile technologies, DOCOMO is continually expanding the role of mobile phones as versatile and highly personalized "lifestyle tools" for everyday life, including with a wide range of innovative services for mobile payments, GPS, mobile TV, multimedia content and much more. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges.
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