SK Telecom joins other tech companies to speed up Linux platform development for mobile phones

SK Telecom seems very busy to promote its brand around the world lately, and after news about its plans to import BlackBerry devices over to Korean shores first hit, now we find out that it has joined the LiMo Foundation in order to help speed up Linux-based mobile platform development.

Although LiMo foundation was established by Samsung Electronics, Motorola, Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Panasonic back in January of 2007, it still needs all the help it can get if it’s ever going to surpass the likes of Nokia (with Symbian Series 60), Google (with Android), and Apple (with Mobile OS X).

LiMo foundation with SK Telecom

SK Telecom is now among the 30 members of LiMo Foundation, and aims to contribute to Linux platform development and standardization. And in an official statement on the matter, SK Telecom says:

Developing Linux platform with world-class telecom companies, we will be able to provide various services for our customers as well as globalize our technology.

But what happens when it succeeds in bringing BlackBerry to Korea? And not to mention the iPhone’s coming in Southeast Asia, which has just recently been made official. What mobile platform will SK Telecom choose to support then? That would be interesting to see.

Via Telecoms Korea

Author: David Gonzales

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