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[News] New Motorola Phone Runs GNU/Linux

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Motorola ZN300 images leak: 3MP cubist cameraphone

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| Press shots of the Motorola ZN300 have leaked, showing the Linux-based slider 
| in all its squared-off glory.  According to the limited specs we have now, 
| the ZN300 - which also goes by the name MotoZine ZN300 - has a 3-megapixel 
| camera, QVGA display and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.   
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http://www.slashgear.com/motorola-zn300-images-leak-3mp-cubist-cameraphone-2035199/


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Motorola disses Windows Mobile: Android "more competitive"

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| Handset maker Motorola has revealed plans to scale back its commitment to
| Windows Mobile as it continues to increase its investment in Google's open
| source Android mobile platform.
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http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2009/02/motorola-says-android-more-competitive-than-windows-mobile.ars


Motorola: Becoming a 'Peripheral Player'

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| To do that, Motorola will draw on its experience tinkering with the same
| Linux-Java software used in Android to make what it hopes are compelling
| tools and other applications. Social-networking apps, for example, are one
| area of focus for the Android phones. Jha says in an interview that Motorola
| engineers are working closely with Google to develop appealing apps.
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http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/feb2009/tc2009023_994085.htm?chan=top+news_top+news+index+-+temp_news+%2B+analysis


Motorola ditching Windows Mobile?

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| Rumour has it that Motorola is ditching the Windows Mobile platform for its
| smartphone handsets in favour of Google's new Linux-based Android.
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| As reported over on BetaNews, the company has announced to the State of
| Florida that it is to shut down its Windows Mobile development centre in
| Plantation, Florida – with 77 jobs for the chop as a result, added on to the
| 4,000 jobs the company has already 'restructured' this month.
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http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2009/01/28/motorola-ditching-windows-mobile/1


Mot taps Linux for rugged mobile phone

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| Motorola is readying a rugged, weather-resistant 3G HSDPA clamshell phone for
| ATT Mobility. Targeting outdoor enthusiasts, contractors, and (cruel but
| true) "teenagers," the Motorola Tundra VA76r runs Linux, and offers aGPS,
| Bluetooth, a 2-megapixel camera, and Push to Talk (PTT), says Motorola.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS2623823779.html


Linux music phone boasts stereo mini-jack

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| Motorola formally announced its MotoRokr EM35, a slider version of the EM30
| music phone that runs MontaVista Linux. The phone offers Bluetooth, USB, a
| 3-megapixel camera, and a haptic scroll interface, as well as music playback
| that is said to include virtual surround effects.
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9940255320.html?kc=rss


Motorola Joins Google Android Craze

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| Motorola's Android device is expected to feature a touch screen similar to
| the Apple iPhone, T-Mobile G1 or the recently announced BlackBerry Storm from
| Research In Motion. Motorola's yet-to-be-named Android device is also
| expected to feature a G1-style physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
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http://www.crn.com/retail/211201872;jsessionid=1TPONOMFA30OUQSNDLPCKH0CJUNN2JVN
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