Over the air software customization first for Linux mobile

Posted by monmouthing on Jan 29, 2008 9:54 PM EDT
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Is this the first Linux based mobile phone complete with fully over the air customizable software capability?

MAST is based on the Trolltech Qtopia application platform for Linux and is implemented on Trolltech's Qtopia Greenphone. The Synchronica Device Management Server provides the device management server connection from which software is provisioned in a secure and reliable manner using the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) Device Management protocol. If you want to get hands-on with the MAST phone then you'll have to wait a couple of weeks until the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where Red Bend will be demonstrating it live between February 11 and 14.

It could be worth the wait, especially if features such as being able to update the Opera mobile web browser without needing to update the entire firmware image, and enabling network operators to customize a generic handset and promoting services via the Digital Airways' Kaleido interface when a customer inserts an existing SIM into a new phone work as well as they promise to.

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