[News] Motorola Brings New Linux Phone, Open Linux Platform

Motorola produces a Linux-based slider with an open platform

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| But the real standout feature of this device is that it runs on Motorola's 
| mobile Linux platform, Motomagx.  



Is this the touchscreen Motorola A810?

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| Anything is possible we guess, but this Motorola A810 looks a bit like it 
| might have been put together at kindergarten craft hour. Apparently this 
| Linux-based — LiMo? — 2.4-inch touchscreen device will feature handwriting 
| recognition, a 2 megapixel cam, memory expansion via SD card, and hopefully 
| the bezel around the screen will end up a little more even.    


Motorola A810 new Linux-phone

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| The Chinese-language IT168 has posted pics and brief info on a new 
| Linux-powered device – Motorola A810. This is a traditional candy bar with 
| the touch-sensitive display and no keyboard. It features a 240×320 pixels 
| display, a 2-megapixel camera and an expansion slot.   



Linux the fastest-growing smartphone OS

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| Meanwhile, in the world's largest mobile phone market (China), Linux already 
| has a 30 percent share, CCID Consulting Company said in March. 


Linux Sees 'Astronomic' Growth in Mobile Devices

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| "We were very aware that the growth in mobile for Linux was huge, but we 
| didn't know it was so astronomic," Amanda McPherson, marketing director for 
| the Linux Foundation, told LinuxInsider. "These are very encouraging 
| numbers." Why Linux has drawn significant support from the community of 
| handset manufacturers can be explained on several fronts, McPherson said.    


Funambol CEO Fabrizio Capobianco: Linux Is Mobile's Future

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| LinuxInsider met with Capobianco to discuss his view on the role of open 
| source in creating Mobile 2.0 as a voice and data carrier parallel to the 
| Internet. The meeting occurred in the wake of Google's announcement earlier 
| this month that it was negotiating with wireless carriers, handset makers, 
| software developers and hardware providers to use an open source mobile 
| platform, Android.     

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