Fast on the heels of Apple's iPhone announcement, the Linux Phone will soon be released. The OpenMoko-based FIC Neo1973, the smartphone is expected to compete against the Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian and now OS X operating systems on mobile phones. The November 2006 press release read:
Openmoko today announced the immediate availability of a completely integrated open source mobile communications platform in partnership with FIC, a world leader in motherboards, graphics cards, mobile solutions, and electronic devices. The announcement of the OpenMoko mobile communications platform coincides with the unveiling of FIC's Neo1973 smartphone, which utilizes the full OpenMoko platform and will be available in January 2007.
We are in for a good 2007 in as far as mobile phones are concerned – I am expecting Apple and OpenMoko to step up and release a better spec'd phone within the year. :)