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Motorola to ship new Linux-based device with Opera Mobile

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| Motorola has introduced the MOTO A810, an entry-level smartphone running a
| Linux-based operating system. In addition to Opera as the default browser,
| the A810 features Bluetooth capabilities, handwriting recognition, and a
| multimedia player.



Linux-based cameraphone shifts modes

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| Motorola and Kodak announced a cameraphone that combines
| Motorola's "ModeShift" interface with Kodak imaging technology. Available in
| China next month, and later this year elsewhere, Motorola's MotoZine ZN5
| mashes up a 5-megapixel camera with a multimedia smartphone.


Motorola Demonstrates New MOTODEV Studio Tools Designed to Accelerate Mobile
Application Development

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| MOTODEV Studio for Linux: demonstrated as a technology preview that
| * * *will be available later this quarter, MOTODEV Studio for Linux will
| * * *support native C/C++ application development on future versions of
| * * *Motorola's MOTOMAGX mobile Linux platform. With millions of Linux-based
| * * *devices shipped worldwide, Motorola has one of the broadest Linux
| * * *device offerings of any mobile handset manufacturer. *MOTODEV Studio
| * * *for Linux underlines Motorola's continued commitment to mobile Linux
| * * *and open source.


Motorola Spins a Turnaround Plan

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| One industry publication published last week what it claims are Motorola
| products in development. Included is a phone called ZN5, featuring a
| five-megapixel autofocus camera and keyboard working off a Montavista Linux
| 2.6.1 operating system.
| The OS choice, which Levy said could be "significant," aligns to handset
| development news Brown did mention during the earnings call. The CEO said
| both Java and Linux systems would be part of future product development.


Nearly 20% of Mid- and High-End Mobile Devices Will Run a Linux Operating
System by 2013, According to ABI Research

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| Linux, which has been much maligned by Symbian and Microsoft as a non-starter
| in the handset operating system market, is set to see strong growth as issues
| with framework fragmentation and silicon requirements are alleviated. The
| growing momentum behind the LiMo Foundation initiative, as well as the
| marketing boost that has been realized from the entry of Google’s Android
| solution has been further enhanced by Nokia’s support of the Maemo solution
| and its purchase of Trolltech. ABI Research believes that by 2013, nearly one
| out of every five mid- or high-end mobile devices will use a Linux operating
| system.



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.

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