[News] Review of Motorola's Linux-based Clamshell Phones

[News] Review of Motorola's Linux-based Clamshell Phones

Post by Roy Schest » Wed, 27 Aug 2008 19:35:49


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Review: Motorola U9

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| The sleek U9 is wider but thinner than earlier Motorola clamshells.
| Unobtrusive closed, it opens big to position the mike for best sound-quality.
| It strongly resembles Motorola's earlier non-Linux-based PEBL phone, but
| slimmed down, and with an OLED external display.
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| [...]
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| The U9 is based on Linux, an open source operating system. That does not mean
| that anyone can fix the software, though -- only official firmware will load
| on the device. So, the sole onus for fixing software glitches rests with
| Motorola.
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Recent:

Motorola Linux phone ships in U.S.

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| Motorola announced that its LiMo-compliant Moto U9 phone is now available
| unlocked for GSM networks in the U.S. Available in gray, pink, or purple, the
| music-oriented U9 has a rounded, contemporary flip-phone form factor,
| highlighted by a seemingly borderless OLED (organic light-emitting diode)
| external display.
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Motorola Lures ISVs With Linux Phone Tools

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| Motorola has started a public preview of development tools for unreleased
| Linux mobile phones. The free Eclipse-based tools will help Linux developers
| create, test and certify native applications for the newest Motorola
| handsets.
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Motorola rolls trio of Linux ROKR phones

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| Motorola today made a more aggresive leap into music phones with three
| mid-range ROKR phones, all of which are based on Motorola's more recent
| Linux-based operating system.
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Motorola up in strong phone market

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| Mobile phone shipments from top-tier handset vendors grew 15 to 22 percent
| year-over-year, to 301 million units, according to ABI.
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| A recent JD Power study also found smartphone sales on the rise. In an
| earlier report, ABI forecast a 33 percent marketshare for smartphones in the
| near term.
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At last -- native apps for Motorola Linux phones

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| Motorola yesterday made the first-ever release of native development tools
| for its Linux-based mobile phones. MotoDev Studio for Linux 0.3 is a freely
| downloadable, Eclipse-based toolsuite aimed at helping third-party and
| community Linux developers create, test, and certify apps for the newest
| Motorola phone models.
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