Swisscom Research is evaluating Openmoko

At OpenExpo, Swisscom Research had it's own small stand (wouldn't call it a booth) to demonstrate thei research and evaluation work based on Openmoko. This is definitely exciting news, first of all since it is the research department of an established carrier, i.e. Openmoko is considered seriously even by them.

Secondly, they have many interesting ideas, some of which they have implemented. They have created a much more simplified UI, as well as an interesting input method based on gesture recognition. They've also been working on some crypto and security related bits.

I can now also disclose the fact that both Rasterman and myself have been (and stilll are) providing a bit of consulting and R&D services for Swisscom.