MontaVista aims embedded Linux ecosystem at mobile phones

MontaVista will broaden its focus on the burgeoning mobile phone market, with the announcement tomorrow of a program to rally chipmakers, software providers, and wireless carriers around its embedded Linux operating system as an open, extensible software platform. Dubbed the Mobilinux Open Framework, the initiative aims to produce a plug-and-play software ecosystem consisting of prequalified third-party products, that can grab market share from Symbian and Microsoft.