Handset Lineup Expands With New Feature-Rich Devices From ELSE, NEC, Panasonic
Monday, 15 February 01:02

Newest LiMo handsets combine style, durability, and in-demand high-performance functionality

BARCELONA, Spain, February 15, –, a global consortium of leading companies from throughout the mobile industry, today announced new LiMo compliant handsets from manufacturers ELSE, NEC, and Panasonic Mobile Communications. These models bring the number of LiMo devices announced to date to fifty.

“We welcome the arrival of these innovative new devices which attest to the richness and versatility of LiMo Platform,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of the “The continued growth of LiMo devices is further endorsement of LiMo’s vision, mission, and technologies.”

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Mobile Industry Leaders Collaborate for On-Time Delivery of R3 LiMo Platform
Monday, 15 February 00:58

Latest release of mobile industry’s only independent handset platform imminently available

BARCELONA, Spain, February 15 –, a global consortium of leading companies from throughout the mobile industry, today announced the imminent availability of the new R3 release of LiMo Platform. The updated platform features new support for Location Based Services (LBS) and contact management and extends existing features including support for application management, advanced UI and multimedia technologies, and enhanced security and networking.

“Delivery of R3 of LiMo Platform is a further important delivery milestone and again for demonstrates that powerful likeminded companies can work together practically to create a common platform that is evolved and governed through a truly open and independent process,” said Morgan Gillis, executive director of “This latest update to the LiMo Platform also furthers LiMo’s leadership in commercially unifying mobile Linux technologies for the benefit of the whole industry.”

The LiMo Platform is a complete, integrated and commercially proven middleware solution for mobile devices developed collaboratively within a detailed specification that is approved by the Board of Upon formal approval of the R3 specification by the LiMo Board of Directors, R3 of LiMo Platform will be available for commercial distribution by LiMo members.

“Unlike software platforms that are driven by a single commercial interest, LiMo uniquely blends the requirements and best-of-breed technologies from leading companies throughout the mobile ecosystem,” said Kiyohito Nagata of NTT DOCOMO, Chairman of “This collaboration is now fully realized through the rich functionality in the common codebase of the LiMo R3 Platform, which will allow for creation of innovative and highly portable applications by 3rd party application developers.”

For full details on LiMo’s presence and activities at MWC, please visit LiMo’s booth in Hall 8, booth 135 as well as the dedicated microsite.

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, including its vision, goals, charter, guiding principles, bylaws and membership information, can be found. Information for mobile developers can be found through the LiMo Developer Connection website.


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