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siliconvalley.internet.com: Motorola Rings up MontaVista for Linux-Java Phone

Mar 21, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Singer)

"When Motorola launches its A760 handset later this year, it won't be running the company's usual Symbian operating system.

"The Schaumburg, Ill.-based wireless giant Wednesday confirmed that instead it would be using Sunnyvale, Calif.-based MontaVista Software's consumer version of Linux to power its new PDA-phone.

"As previously reported, the new A760 is the first handset based on Linux and Java technology and combines a mobile phone with personal digital assistant (PDA) functions, digital camera, video player, MP3 player, speakerphone, advanced messaging, Internet access and Bluetooth.

"The world's second-largest mobile phone maker professed the Linux operating system a 'key pillar of its handset software strategy...'"

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