VMware will today be launching VMware MVP (VMware Mobile Virtual Platform), a technology believed to be bought by VMware from Trango Virtual Machines. At this time VMware MVP is aimed at allowing phone manufacturers to run different types of phones on the same OS image.
Today, each time a new mobile phone is designed, the OS has to be modified or sometimes even be redesigned to run of the new device. VMware MVP will allow the phone manufacturer to install only low-level real time functions such as call handling while the actual Operating System with the user interface could be snapped in as a virtual machine. This will allow the user to switch between the operating systems like Microsoft Windows Mobile and Symbian.
VMware MVP will be sold to the phone device manufactures and not to consumers. The functional scope of VMware MVP is not (at the time of writing) to allow users to run conventional desktop operating systems on mobile devices, but to run multiple phone operating systems on the same mobile device.