News today of a mobile handset that may be the start of shift in the development of mobile phones. The Greenphone developed by Trolltech is apparently a GSM/GRPS Wi-Fi equipped mobile with a user modifiable open Linux OS. The phone only comes as part of a development kit as the manufacturers hope its going to kick start a new third party ecosystem allowing for short development times and satisfying consumer demands, both major problems for developers at the moment. Functionality includes a touchscreen, VOIP support built in, 1.3 megapixcel camera, Bluetooth and mini-USB port. VIA Linux news

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