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[News] Linux-based Motorola Phones Available in United States Shops

  • Subject: [News] Linux-based Motorola Phones Available in United States Shops
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 07:39:43 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Mot's Linux phone arrives at U.S. stores

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| Motorola today sent out a mass email inviting recipients to "experience" its 
| Linux-based RAZR2 V8 phone "at your nearest mobile phone store." The phone 
| will be offered by all major U.S. GSM/GPRS providers, including AT&T 
| (formerly Cingular), Sprint, and T-Mobile, according to reports.   
| Motorola launched the V8 at LinuxWorld earlier this month in San Francisco. 
| The phone shipped this week in India, Vietnam, and the Sultanate of Brunei on 
| the island of Borneo.   



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| "Linux will take a significant--I'm not allowed to say 'dominant'--market
| share of mobile phone operating systems," she predicted. Motorola expects
| 60% of its phones will use a version of embedded Linux "in a short 
| time," Wyatt said.


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. 


Motorola sees Linux as its mobile mainstay

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| Cell phones traditionally have used proprietary operating systems, fragmented 
| even among one manufacturer's products. Motorola and other vendors have also 
| opened up phone platforms through the Java and BREW software environments. 
| Linux will help to further expand the community of developers for software, 
| which is becoming an increasingly important part of mobile phones, said 
| Christy Wyatt, vice president of ecosystem and market development at 
| Motorola. The company has shipped about 9 million Linux handsets in the past 
| four years and is now extending the OS down from smartphones to midrange 
| handsets such as the Razr2.        


Motorola wins $394 million in China Mobile deals

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| Motorola sealed contracts worth $394 million in the first half of the year to 
| supply telecommunication gear to China Mobile, the larger of China's two 
| wireless carriers, the companies said Monday.  


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