Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Trolltech to supply IBM with framework for new Linux based devices.
Posted on 20-Feb-2003 22:45 | Filed under: News


Trolltech to supply IBM with framework for new Linux based devices.
Trolltech today announced the inclusion of its Qtopia embedded application environment in an IBM embedded Linux reference platform. "This is a huge step forward for the mobile systems market, and for embedded Linux," said Haavard Nord, Trolltech's CEO. "Together with Qtopia, IBM's reference platform opens the door for a whole new generation of embedded Linux devices designed from the ground up for an increasingly mobile workforce."

Trolltech's Qtopia is an embedded Linux platform that includes an embedded development environment and a comprehensive suite of mobile applications written by Trolltech (PIM tools, multimedia applications, games, and document handling). It has gained enormous popularity among third-party developers, who have created and released over 600 applications for mobile eLinux devices since Qtopia's introduction.

"With an increasingly mobile workforce, corporations are looking into deploying enterprise applications on devices across multiple platforms -including Java/Linux," said Michael Karasick, Director, Embedded Development, IBM Pervasive Computing Division. "Mobile applications in IBM's reference platform, such as Qtopia, can enable mobile employees to access time-sensitive work information wherever and whenever needed."

With its reference platform, IBM has combined many of the underlying hardware components used by such products into a single "reference design" centered on the low-power IBM PowerPC 405LP microprocessor to help extend battery life. The reference platform also contains IBM and partner software aimed at supporting both enterprise and consumer applications. Apart from IBM's J2ME certified Java Runtime platform for devices, IBM's WebSphere Micro Environment, the platform also includes device management and database software, a browser, as well as support for multimedia, data connectivity, and speech and handwriting recognition.

Qtopia is already emerging as the preferred application platform for embedded Linux enterprise PDAs. Sharp has announced four such Qtopia devices, including the SL-C700, which just won the coveted Best In Show Award in the PDA, Handheld, Mobile Wireless category at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


More information: http://www.trolltech.com...






Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Getting a mortgage with over 50% deposit headache (but Approved by BNZ!)
Created by Linux, last reply by mudguard on 19-Jan-2019 13:25 (248 replies)
Pages... 15 16 17


How to kill flea infestation without killing cats
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by mattwnz on 20-Jan-2019 22:07 (56 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Theory of Evolution
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by mm1352000 on 20-Jan-2019 23:48 (46 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Home Fire Extinguisher Query
Created by eracode, last reply by ANglEAUT on 20-Jan-2019 21:36 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Does this home network cabinet install look right?
Created by mattwnz, last reply by cyril7 on 18-Jan-2019 09:07 (58 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Why I won't be buying from PB Tech
Created by dafman, last reply by barwatch on 21-Jan-2019 03:05 (88 replies)
Pages... 4 5 6


Wife's phone hacked
Created by quickymart, last reply by quickymart on 20-Jan-2019 18:22 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Unable to access ASB Bank's internet banking on Vodafone Fibre boardband
Created by Ivor, last reply by yitz on 20-Jan-2019 16:51 (16 replies)
Pages... 2