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Your Next Phone Might Be Running Linux - Should You Care?

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With more than 15 million Linux handsets having already shipped into the market, most in the last year, the promise of Linux for the mobile phone industry is becoming a reality. Linux handsets have primarily been marketed into Asia so far, with notably strong volumes in Japan. NTT DoCoMo, recognized as an innovator and mindshare leader in the mobile telecommunications space, expects to ship more than 10 million Linux handsets by the end of March 2006 into Japan alone. To put it in perspective, that number represents one Linux handset for every 13 people in Japan. But the growing success of Linux is not a region-specific phenomenon.

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