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Trolltech to supply IBM with framework for new Linux based devices.
Posted on 20-Feb-2003 22:45 | Tags 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...

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