LinuxWorld Conference Features Mobile Linux

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe has announced a series of conference programming and sponsored Developer Days dedicated to Mobile Linux at this year’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R). Leading mobile phone and embedded systems players including ACCESS, Motorola and Palm are showing their commitment to further the adoption of mobile Linux with strong presences at LinuxWorld(R). LinuxWorld, the largest and most comprehensive event that focuses exclusively Linux and open source, is scheduled to take place August 6-9, 2007 at the Moscone Center.

As the mobile market continues to grow, mobile manufacturers are increasingly turning to Linux as a strategic platform to deliver more capable devices with increased flexibility and lower costs. Research firm Ovum reports that worldwide mobile phone sales grew 31 percent in 2004 alone and that more than 2.8 billion phones are expected to be in use by 2009. According to research by Gartner, in 2005, the percentage of smart phones with Linux jumped to 26% compared to just 6% the year before, further confirming a growing and vibrant market.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will be the place to be for attendees to learn about the latest on user interfaces, new applications for enhancing the user experience, and more through rich conference content and a series of 1-day programs dedicated to writing applications for mobile Linux education.

“The explosive growth of Linux as a key platform for the mobile industry opens up new opportunities for the Linux community,” said Didier Diaz, senior vice president, product strategy management, ACCESS CO., LTD. “ACCESS is committed to working with Linux developers to help them build and commercialize innovative applications for mobile Linux that capitalize on this market momentum.”

The ACCESS Developer Day features six hands-on sessions in which attendees will learn how to build applications for the ACCESS Linux Platform(TM). The day will kick off with a special, interactive, go-to-market session on “Developing Mobile Linux Applications and Bringing Them to Market.” It will also include a series of technical discussions that allow developers to leverage their Linux expertise and the open source tools already familiar to them, like Eclipse IDE and Glade UI designer, to develop innovative mobile applications for the ACCESS Linux Platform.

Motorola’s Fast Track with MOTODEV offers attendees the opportunity to meet the MOTODEV team and guide them to world–class business development, marketing, and go-to-market programs that can fast track development and maximize market success. Attendees will also discover tools and documentation resources, as well as get tips directly from on-site developer support engineers.

“In an industry predicted to ship over 1 billion handsets in the coming year, Linux is one of the fastest growing operating systems in mobile and clearly represents a significant developer opportunity,” said Christy Wyatt, vice president, ecosystem and market development, Motorola. “As a leader in mobile Linux, Motorola is proud to return to LinuxWorld as a Platinum sponsor to help developers mobilize their innovation.”

Wind River is also sponsoring a Developer Day where attendees will learn more about embedded Linux platforms, embedded technology, development tools, and solutions. They will also learn why developers have rapidly embraced Linux as the platform of choice for embedded device development and find out about new and emerging technologies that are key for critical application enablement.

Attendees can register for a free exhibit hall pass to LinuxWorld Conference & Expo on or before August 5, 2007. Exhibit hall passes are $50 thereafter. The pass provides attendees with access to the keynote addresses, feature presentations, birds-of-a-feather meetings and the exhibit hall floor.

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world’s most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo produces tradeshows and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. IDG World Expo’s portfolio of conferences and events includes Entertainment For All(TM) (E For All(TM)), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo(TM), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R) and Next Generation Data Center(TM) (NGDC(TM)). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.

About International Data Group (IDG)
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