Oswin Technology out of Singapore has created a smartphone that is capable of running five different operating systems. The Zircon Axia A108 is the creation, it will sell for $899 and can run on Windows CE, Pocket PC, Palm OS 6, Linux and MXI.
Oswin decided to ship the first versions of the Zircon Axia A108 with Windows CE operating system, it is more complex to develop products on Microsoft Windows CE compared to Microsoft Windows PPC but it allows for more flexibility and customization. The end user will have the option to change operating systems by simply paying a licensing fee.
The A108 is not compatible with 3G networks and has no Bluetooth connectivity, two important features that most smartphones already utilize. Oswin is new to the smartphone market, they will have a tough time bringing a device to the market that lacks major functionality.