China's ZTE, France Télécom Partner on Linux Mobile Handsets
"ZTE and France Telecom are delighted to announce the signature of an agreement today paving the way for a long-term partnership to work together on a wide range of sectors. The agreement was signed by Mr. Yin Yimin, ZTE's Chief Executive Office - CEO and Mr. Didier Lombard, France Telecom's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, at the time of the Chinese Prime Minister Mr. Wen Jiabao's visit to France.
This important R&D partnership will be rolled out with initiatives between the two groups to cooperate on key telecommunications and IT fields. To begin with, they will focus on applying the Linux operating system for 3-G-technology smartphone handsets, with the development of a particularly innovative client interface."