Mot demo's Linux-based DVB-H handheld

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| Motorola has announced a personal media player (PMP) and related broadcast
| transmission equipment based on the emerging wireless TV broadcast standard,
| DVB-H (digital video broadcast, handhelds). The Linux-based Mobile TV DH01
| handheld will enable the viewing of live, on-demand, and recorded programs,
| says Motorola.

Quote for the day:

"One person in Helsinki can quickly write the core of a sophisticated operating

--John Warden, lead attorney at Microsoft


MOTOMING 2 Has Arrived As Update By Motorola

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| The first MOTOMING (Motorola A1200) was quite the nice handheld, because it
| ran on Linux and had a cool business card recognition program that would
| automatically insert all of that pertinent information into a phonebook
| contact. *

Motorola to introduce next-generation Linux-based Ming handsets in 2Q08

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| Motorola plans to launch its next-generation Linux-based "Ming" handsets in
| the second quarter of 2008, with the hand input intelligence handsets to be
| available in both high-end and entry-level versions, according to Bill Chen,
| general manager of of mobile device business at Motorola Taiwan. Previously,
| the Ming was released only in a high-end version. * *

Motorola E680 aangeboden

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| Motorola in October announced its plans to incorporate next-generation Java
| technologies in future Linux-based mobile phones. *

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. * * * *

ATCA proponents look to open up software features

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| Motorola's embedded communications computing group, in particular, is touting
| the adoption of an open-source implementation of the Service Availability
| Forum's Application Interface Spec. *

Motorola Announces Intention to Form Industry-wide Consortium to Lead OpenSAF

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| The company also announced the first release of the open source code
| related to the project. The consortium also will manage any future
| development of the OpenSAF code base. Leading companies including
| Ericsson, HP and Nokia Siemens Networks have expressed support for
| this initiative.
| The open source project will establish a broadly adopted high availability
| operating environment that can be leveraged by computing technology
| companies, *

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 Linux support for 32-way ATCA blade

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| Some of the first widely available 64-bit chips were based on Alpha,
| and Alpha was the second architecture (after x86) to support Linux,
| back in the mid-90s. Linux founder Linus Torvalds wrote the
| port himself, paving the way for ports to many other
| architectures, which quickly followed.

Open Mobile Alliance to Support Mobile Linux Handsets

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| The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum says has established a formal liaison
| and framework for cooperation between the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and
| LiPS. In particular, LiPS delivers specifications and standards for services
| and user applications on Linux-based telephony platforms, and OMA develops
| open specifications for mobile content and services. * *

Linux Phone Standards Forum and Open Mobile Alliance Create Standardization

Motorola ships a U.S. Linux mobile phone

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| It's finally happened. Motorola last month quietly shipped its first
| Linux-based mobile phone "bound for North America," in its words.
| Additionally, the world's third-largest handset vendor (Mot was passed up by
| Samsung this year) is offering new "MotoMAGX" tools supporting native Linux
| third-party apps. * *

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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.