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NewsForge: Linux, Open Source Put to Test in New Motorola Smart Phone

Sep 19, 2004, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Motorola is moving Linux and open source into the smart phone space with its new A780 handheld, featuring MontaVista Software's Linux operating system and now the open source Berkeley DB data manager, but analysts say Linux remains on hold in mobile phones because Microsoft, Palm, and Symbian operating systems still dominate the space.

"Few doubt there is significant opportunity for Linux and open source in the mobile device market, and efforts such as the A780--to be among the first Linux smart phones available in the U.S. when released before the end of the year--are evidence..."

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