Latest Panasonic FOMA P706ie is 23rd Device in Market Leveraging LiMo Platform™ Technology

LONDON, England, TOKYO, Japan, September 22,™, the global consortium of mobile leaders delivering an open handset platform for the whole mobile industry, detailed today the 23rd LiMo-compliant handset. The FOMA P706ie from Panasonic Mobile Communications is another commercially shipping model that delivers many of the innovative features and services that are defining the next-generation mobile consumer experience.

“Industry unification upon the LiMo Platform continues to deliver new handsets and innovative applications for mobile consumers,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the “Panasonic Mobile Communications’ latest LiMo handset is engineered within a vision for the emergence of the true mobile Internet with new innovations being cost-effectively built on top of the LiMo Platform.”

The FOMA P706ie—Panasonic Mobile Communications’ seventh LiMo handset to be made available in Japan—offers mobile TV, High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) support for higher-speed data transport, 3G international roaming, a 2-megapixel camera, upgraded sound output and voice-clarifying features. More details on all 23 devices that leverage the LiMo Platform—the industry’s first collaboratively developed, Linux-based operating system for mobile devices—can be found through the Handsets section of limofoundation.

“The appealing features and services of LiMo’s growing family of handsets will only accelerate mobile’s rapid growth,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, chairperson of “We continue to see evidence that the LiMo Platform is precisely the type of broadly adopted operating system that this industry has needed to stoke innovation and market growth.”

Launched in January by six mobile industry leaders, LiMo was formed to deliver an open and globally consistent software platform based upon Mobile Linux for use by the whole industry to catalyze next-generation mobile consumer experiences. is open to all vendors and service providers in the mobile communications marketplace, including device manufacturers, operators, chipset manufacturers, integrators and independent software vendors. LiMo’s 52 members work collectively to build a rich ecosystem and have the ability to influence the evolution of the LiMo Platform, leaving them free to provide compelling and differentiated services to customers.

About 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 LiMo, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found at limofoundation.

About Panasonic Mobile Communications
Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., whose headquarters are based in Yokohama, Japan, is a leader in the development and manufacture of mobile communications products. As one of the main business domains for Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., best known for its Panasonic brand digital electronics, Panasonic Mobile has been developing cutting edge technologies since its establishment in 1958, including the world's first 3G video handset for the Japanese market in. Panasonic Mobile is committed in providing added-value solutions to end-users through its mobile communication products.

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