"Motorola said hello to Linux and goodbye to Apple with its new
ROKR E2 phone today, an update to the first iTunes phone that fixes
many of the ROKR's problems--but lacks iTunes.
"The ROKR E2 comes in black and white versions and looks a lot
like the rounded ROKR E1, which was much-criticized for its slow
song transfer speeds, poky interface, and artificial 100-song
limit. But it breaks free of all of those limitations. The E2
transfers music at speedy USB 2.0 rates rather than USB 1.1; takes
Secure Digital memory cards up to 2 GB with no limit on songs; and
runs a new Linux-based operating system. Motorola has released
Linux phones in Asia, but this is one of the first we've seen for
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