Benoit Schillings says open source is coming to a mobile handset near you. The Qtopia Greenphone by Trolltech brings the freedom of Linux to the cell phone. Fully open and customizable, the folks at Trolltech want to provide the environment and hardware, and allow the community to figure out what applications are relevant.
The people that are building the hardware are giving us the tools to create and deliver applications to mobile devices.
Now, we just need to convince the carriers to allow us to deliver these ideas on their closed, locked-down, expensive networks. Not sure when that’s going to happen. Must be why everybody wants their cell phone to do WiFi (yeah, I’m going to get a Nokia E61 as well).
Ah well, we’re heading in the right direction . . . aren’t we?