[News] [Linux] Motorola Brings Linux Phones to America

Motorola finally launches U.S. Linux phone

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| Linux/Java has topped CEO Ed Zander's list of things to look for
| from Motorola as it attempts a financial turnaround. At a New
| York press conference this morning, Zander introduced Linux-based"
| Rokr" and "Razr2" models, along with new top-level executives.


That ought to do some damage to Symbian. Windows mobile is almost nowhere to
be seen with just about 4% market share. This is one of Microsoft's
divisions, which I suspect is losing $billions.


Moto ROKR e6 Linux-Based Smartphone Gets Screen Time

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| It's exiciting that Moto's not using Windows Mobile for its smartphones
| but making its own Linux-based OS. Samsung is rumored to be doing the
| same thing, but hasn't had the speed Moto's enjoying. While we'd like
| to see anyone make an alternative to WinMo, the jury's still out on if
| Linux is the answer.


Mot ships 800,000th Linux-based IP-STB

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| Motorola said its millionth IP-STB to ship was a VIP1510 model
| (pictured above), which runs Linux on a MIPS-based processor
| with hardware MPEG-2 acceleration. The company also offers
| 17xx-series IP-STBs with both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 acceleration,
| and a VIP1200 model, said to support standard- and high-definition
| (SD/HD) video, surround sound, and interactive applications such
| as multi-cast and VoD (video-on-demand).


Hands On With The First iDen Linux Phone

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| Nextel's iDen network isn't dead, Motorola says. To prove that they're
| still innovating in iDen phones, they showed a surprise new handset
| today at CTIA: the i876, the first iDen phone based on Motorola's
| new Linux/Java platform. 


The Motorola LAZR?

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| Features of the chromed-out clamshell are said to include a half gig
| of internal storage with no expansion slot, Linux (a trend we'll see
| more and more in Moto's new models), some manner of text-to-speech
| system for emails and SMSes, and a frickin' two inch external display.


Motorola E690 PDA phone with Linux on board 

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| It seems that they are returning to the penguin with their next
| offering, the E690 PDA phone. Naturally, it rocks quite the slim 
| profile (what else would you expect given the relative popularity
| of the Q and the RAZR); in fact, its styling is eerily reminiscent
| of the SLVR L7, less the numpad.


Motorola Initiates Industry-wide Project to Create Open Source High
Availability Operating Environment Based on Service Availability Forum

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| Motorola, Inc. today announced it is initiating a new open source
| project to develop a complete high availability operating
| environment based on Service Availability Forum(TM) (SA Forum)
| standards. 
| ... Combined with ATCA based hardware and a Carrier Grade Linux operating 
| system, OpenSAF provides a key high-availability component to complete a 
| full carrier grade commercial-off-the-shelf solution.


Motorola touts new Linux/Java phone platform

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| Motorola is showcasing its Linux and "kJava" based music phone for
| U.S. and European markets, at the 3GSM World Congress this week
| in Barcelona. The MotoRIZR Z6 is said to be based on a "new Linux
| operating system that incorporates kJava."


Motorola Announces New 10Gbps AdvancedTCA Communications Servers

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| Centellis 4000 will include support for Wind River´┐Ż Platform for
| Network Equipment, Linux Edition and MontaVista Linux Carrier
| Grade Edition, offering customers choice as well as demonstrating
| the flexibility of its open systems. The Centellis 4000 platform
| and associated 10G Blades are designed for Communications
| Platforms Trade Alliance (CP-TA) compliance.


64 million smart phones shipped 

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| Linux devices represented over 90 per cent of the 1.5 million phones
| Motorola shipped in Q4, while three quarters of both RIM and Palm's
| shipments were in North America.


FEATURE: Mobile Linux: Why it will become the dominant mobile OS

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| I see the mobile Linux wave out in the ocean and am sounding the
| alarm--the mobile Linux tide is rising. Be prepared.


Linux expected to be leading Smartphone OS market by 2010

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| I just came across this research by Diffusion Group, which found
| that Linux is set to become the leading Smartphone OS by 2010.


Shifting Gears at Motorola

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| To address a steep drop in profits, CEO Ed Zander is cutting jobs and
| betting on an open-source software platform for smarter phones


Motorola makes Linux breakthrough with RIZR Z6

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| Motorola's first Linux handset for the US market, the RIZR Z6, is
| also likely to be the first in the industry to run an "open"
| operating system - Linux, Symbian OS or Windows on a single-
| rather than dual-processor architecture.
| This shows that Linux is making significant improvements in its
| suitability to be an operating system for mobile devices, and
| could give Motorola a significant headstart in the battle to
| create low power, low cost smartphones.
| [...]
| The RIZR Z6, demonstrated at the CES show and expected to ship by
| mid year, is said to be based on Freescale's i.MX31 system-on-chip,
| one of the first to use the ARM11 core. Motorola will also add a
| new, faster Linux user interface, called JUIX (pronounced "juice").
| As Linux becomes more mainstream in cellphones, many players are
| seeking to address its user interface shortcomings, notably Nokia,
| which has become a Linux convert of late, and Access, the Japanese
| browser maker that acquired Palmsource and is adapting the
| well-liked Palm UI for mobile Linux.


Review: Motorola ROKR E2 Music Phone

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| Conclusion
| I am really happy with the Motorola ROKR E2. I like its funky looks
| and I certainly love the new UI. I am glad that Motorola is finally
| shaping up and realizing all the shortcomings of its previous aging UI. 


Motorola Begins Bringing Linux To Market

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| Motorola today announced two upgraded devices it hopes will bring
| Linux into the hands of mainstream users - even in the US. 


Motorola A910 Linux Phone Gets FCC Approval

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| The phone runs a special Linux-Java operating system and
| boasts WiFi connectivity over UMA. The A910 is equipped
| with a 1.3 megapixel camera and Lumi-LED Flash technology.


Can Linux save Mot's mobile phone biz?

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| According to a report at the Chicago-area Daily Herald, Motorola
| CEO Ed Zander blamed poor earnings on lower unit volumes and
| greater-than-expected global price competition, particularly
| in India, Africa, and South Asia.


Motorola Replaces Bitfone with Red Bend Client for FOTA

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| The Waltham, Massachusetts-based developer of FOTA technology has
| unveiled a global contract to provide Motorola with its vCurrent
| Mobile client for bundling onto "select Motorola mobile devices --
| including a number of handsets based on Motorola's Linux-Java
| software platform" in order for firmware updates to be sent to
| them by the manufacturer itself and by its mobile operator customers.

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