The LiMo Foundation today announced commitments from six major operator members to specify and deliver handsets using LiMo Platform implementations in 2009.
The major operators planning deployment of LiMo devices include NTT DoCoMo, Orange, SK Telecom, Telefónica, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone, all of which have a role in shaping the LiMo Platform roadmap. Further active operator participants within LiMo Foundation include KTF, SFR, Softbank Mobile Corp., Swisscom and Telecom Italia.
To date, 33 commercial handset models have been certified as LiMo compliant, including 10 being displayed at Mobile World Congress by NEC and Panasonic, together with new prototype models from LG Electronics and Samsung.
The foundation also said that all technologies specified for the R2 release of the LiMo Platform have been contributed on time and that LiMo members are introducing reference implementations that will ease the deployment of sophisticated and differentiated LiMo devices.