VMware shows virtualisation on the mobile phone
VMware has announced a mobile virtualisation platform (MVP) aimed at handset vendors to enable mobile users to choose between two different platforms or phone numbers on a single handset.
Speaking at the VMworld conference, VMware chief technology officer Steve Herrod said that it would enable users who had separate phones for work and for home to be able to use both phones from a single device.
"The way that I envisage it working would be that IT departments would outline a set of policies and particular software build. In essence, this means that users would be able bring any device into the workplace and the IT team could use that device to include any particular workplace policies.
"It could even be the case that one device could have multiple operating systems running so that you see Symbian and Android in a single view," Herrod said.
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