the increasing use of Linux on PDA and cell phone platforms.
"These vendors cite a variety of advantages to adopting an open source platform over a proprietary one. Interestingly, the lack of licensing royalties appears to be the least important advantage to most of them. Motorola, for example, which continues to ship Windows and Symbian phones but divested its ownership stake in Symbian two years ago, notes the advantage of choosing launch dates based on the company's own preferences rather than being tied to the OS developer's next major OS release.
Korean Linux phone pioneer E28 points to another benefit: the fact that closed, monolithic platforms often impose proprietary standards that restrict a company's freedom to differentiate itself from its competitors.
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