Trolltech Announces Qtopia GreenphoneTM: The First Open Linux Mobile Device for Application Developers

Trolltech has announced Qtopia GreenphoneTM, the first open Linux mobile device for application developers. Greenphone enables commercial and open source developers, in-house software developers and handset manufacturers to create, modify and test Linux-based mobile phone applications on a working GSM/GPRS device, making the applications easier to build and faster to bring to market. Greenphone is the first in a series of open mobile devices that Trolltech plans to make available in cooperation with its partners.

It is a functioning mobile camera phone with the capability to re-flash the applications of the device. Greenphone comes packaged with Trolltech's Qtopia Phone Edition, which is an application platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile phones. The SDK includes full documentation and a highly productive suite of tools for customization and extension of Qtopia Phone Edition. Greenphone is backed by a large open source and commercial community of developers who have a 12-year history of application development. Greenphone will be available mid-September in limited quantities only, and partners interested in participating with integrated software can contact Trolltech at