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MobileLinux can’t compete with Symbian

Feb 25, 2000 — by Rick Lehrbaum — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Justin Pearse writes, at ZDNet UK . . .

“On Thursday at CeBIT, the Symbian consortium dismissed as hype Transmeta's claim that MobileLinux would establish itself as the dominant platform for the mobile Internet.”

“The message from the Symbian camp is that MobileLinux, backed up by the hype that surrounds the Open Source OS, would first need to convince the development community it was a viable bet. Then it would need to beef up its wireless capabilities. In short, while Transmeta talks a good fight with MobileLinux, in reality it has little hope of competing against Symbian in the emerging Wireless Information Device arena.”

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