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Purple Labs Joins LiMo Foundation
Purple Labs to drive Linux on mass-market mobile phones
Chambéry, FRANCE - January 3rd, 2008 - Purple Labs, a leading supplier
of embedded Linux solutions for mobile phones, announced today that it has
joined the LiMo Foundation and will support the organisation's mission to
develop a world-class Linux-based software platform for mobile devices. In
joining the LiMo Foundation as an Associate member, Purple Labs becomes the
first commercial Linux platform for feature phones in the consortium,
thereby extending the LiMo initiative to mass-market mobile handsets.
Founded by industry leaders Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile
Communications, Samsung Electronics, and Vodafone, the LiMo Foundation aims
to create a rich ecosystem based on Linux, which will enable compelling and
differentiated services for mobile users.
"LiMo Foundation is very pleased to welcome Purple Labs as a new Associate
member. We are rapidly rolling out our open mobile terminal platform based
on Linux and Purple Labs will undoubtedly help the Foundation to further
extend its reach within the feature phones arena," said Morgan Gillis,
executive director, LiMo Foundation.
"We are also pleased to see Purple Labs joining the LiMo Foundation efforts
and helping to bring Linux to the mass market," added Guido Arnone,
Director of Terminals Technology at Vodafone. "We believe Linux can become
a relevant platform not just for smartphones but also for entry-level
feature phones - thus the support of the Purple Labs team will add value to
the LiMo Foundation."
Purple Labs has developed a highly optimised platform enabling Linux to run
on low-cost feature phones. The company's comprehensive Linux suite, from
Linux service package and middleware to mobile applications, is the first
commercial solution running a single-core chipset architecture, allowing
the development of very cost-effective, entry-level feature phones.
"Purple Labs is strongly committed to enabling LiMo-compliant mobile phones
for the mass market," stated Simon Wilkinson, chief executive officer of
Purple Labs. "We look forward to working with other LiMo Foundation members
in creating an open and tightly integrated environment for developing
mobile handsets based on Linux."
About Purple Labs
Founded in 2001, Purple Labs offers a full Linux software suite to the
wireless industry packaged as a customisable software solution or as part
of full hardware and software reference design.
The company offers comprehensive solutions allowing design houses, ODMs and
phone manufacturers to quickly address market demands and segment their
offer. Working with pre-defined but modular platforms, Purple Labs enables
its customers to deliver cost-effective and state-of-the-art mobile
handsets within an optimised lead time. http://www.purplelabs.com
About the LiMo Foundation
For more information on the LiMo Foundation and its guiding principles and
bylaws, please visit http://www.limofoundation.org.
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