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A tiny Chelmsford, MA-based start-up, SavaJe Technologies has entered the muddy water of cellphone operating systems. Going up against scores of propreitrary solutions, PalmOS, Pocket PC/SmartPhone OS, and Symbian is java-based Savaje OS. The company is backed by Vodafone and Orange, two of the world’s largest […]

A tiny Chelmsford, MA-based start-up, SavaJe Technologies has entered the muddy water of cellphone operating systems. Going up against scores of propreitrary solutions, PalmOS, Pocket PC/SmartPhone OS, and Symbian is java-based Savaje OS. The company is backed by Vodafone and Orange, two of the world’s largest cellphone service providers. Their backing of this company tells me that there is a lot of tension between the phone makers and the service providers, as each one of them jostle to put their brand in front of the consumers. (Ironically the announcement of Savaje OS comes a few weeks after Nokia decided to buy out Symbian.)

bq. Operators can create their own user interfaces for selected markets but the underlying software remains the same. SavaJe believes that its focus on telecoms carriers will make it more attractive than the other major efforts. “All of these [rival] offerings stem from a PDA environment where most of the requests have come from the equipment manufacturers rather than the operators,” said Bob Gilkes, SavaJe chief executive. “The operators have had to take what they could rather than what they wanted. They have begun to create their own branding and segmentation and in doing so they run into a battle with the providers of the operating systems.”

  1. Any company in this space, Action Engine, UIevolution, and SavaJe, are throwing money away trying to be profitable in today’s market – It’s too fragmented.

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  2. New Smartphone OS: Saveje OS

    Just when we’d gotten comfortable with three different operating systems for our smartphones, SavaJe Technologies steps into the muck with their Java-based ‘Savaje OS.’ Lest…

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  3. [...] has seen its mobile OS as a target at the carrier market. Former CEO Bob Gilkes said back in 2004 that rival mobile OS offerings come from an environment [...]

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