7 new LiMo handsets announced

The LiMo Foundation announced the latest wave of LiMo-based handsets. Seven new handsets based on the open mobile platform have started shipping worldwide today from Motorola, NEC and Panasonic Mobile Communications.

Morgan Gillis, executive director of LiMo Foundation, said in a statement:

“The combination of LiMo’s transparent governance model, balanced development model and extensive mobile industry heritage sets it apart and has garnered strong industry support and engagement. This next wave of LiMo handsets points to the innovation that will flow as the industry coalesces on the LiMo Platform.”

There are now 21 LiMo based mobile phones available, including the seven launched today: the MOTOZINE ZN5 from Motorola; FOMA N906i, FOMA N906iμ, FOMA N906iL and FOMA N706i from NEC; and FOMA P906i and FOMA P706iμ from Panasonic Mobile Communications.

New features include better cameras and international 3G/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) roaming capabilities, Global Positioning System (GPS), mobile TV and video streaming, secure payment, advanced mail functionalities, higher-resolution displays and more intuitive user interfaces.