Trolltech's Qtopia for Linux Mobile Devices Wins Readers' Choice Award

11/1/2004 - Trolltech is pleased to announce that its Qtopia software for Linux mobile devices has been awarded Linux Journal's Readers' Choice 2004 award in the "Favorite Embedded Distribution" category. Qtopia votes surpassed second-place MontaVista Linux by an almost two-to-one margin.

Qtopia is the leading development platform and user interface for Linux-based mobile devices. A complete, customizable environment, Qtopia is available in two versions: Qtopia Phone, for Linux-based mobile phones, and Qtopia PDA, for personal digital assistants.

Linux Journal readers represent nearly 100,000 developers and business people in the core Linux community. According to editor Heather Meade, embedded Linux is of increasing interest to the Linux Journal audience: "In its third year on the ballot, the embedded distribution category continued to gain an increasing amount of total votes . . . Among the commercial variants, the PDA environment Qtopia remains the favorite with a strong lead, almost twice the number of votes as the second-place MontaVista."

The Linux Journal Readers’ Choice award adds to growing industry recognition of Qtopia as a leading development platform and user interface that provides the value, flexibility, and performance required for Linux mobile phones and PDAs. Qtopia was also awarded the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Award for "Best Embedded Solution" at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo last August.

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About Trolltech
Trolltech® is a world leader in delivering tools, components, and libraries for C++ developers across all major operating systems. Trolltech products constitute a leading open source application development framework and are an integral part of the Linux desktop. Trolltech also develops innovative UI platforms that enable key players to adopt Linux for mobile devices.

Trolltech creates two product lines: Qt® and Qtopia®. Qt is a complete C++ application development framework, which includes a class library and tools for cross-platform development and internationalization. Qtopia is the first comprehensive application platform built for embedded Linux, and is used on numerous Linux-based PDAs and mobile phones.

Trolltech is a second generation open source company with a dual licensing business model and provides development software to some of the largest companies in the world including Intel, IBM, Motorola, and Sharp, among thousands more. Trolltech is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in Brisbane, Australia, and Palo Alto, California. More about Trolltech can be found at

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