Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 29th Aug 2006 18:22 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Guy Martin is a distinguished member of technical staff within Motorola's Mobile Devices business. He helped establish opensource.motorola.com, and works with groups inside of Motorola to better interface with the Open Source community. Guy also co-manages a version of SourceForge.net inside of Motorola, to take advantage of the best practices of Open Source methodology within the company. Read in our interview with Guy below about the future of Motorola's Linux phones and expect later this week our review of the Linux-based RoKR-E2 feature phone.
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WIFI!
by bimbo on Tue 29th Aug 2006 18:37 UTC
bimbo
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2006-05-09

Moto if you read this, when will we finally see a MING like phone with WIFI? (of course, actually releasing a LInux SDK as opposed to J2ME would help, too)

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RE: WIFI!
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Aug 2006 19:03 UTC in reply to "WIFI!"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Personally, I am more dissapointed that the Ming-A1200 doesn't have EDGE rather than WiFi. If it had EDGE, then WiFi would have been my feature request too.

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RE[2]: WIFI!
by jonnycat26 on Tue 29th Aug 2006 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE: WIFI!"
jonnycat26 Member since:
2006-04-06

Personally, I am more dissapointed that the Ming-A1200 doesn't have EDGE .

I was talking with a Moto engineer earlier this year, and asked if there would be a GSM version of the Moto Q anytime soon. Said engineer laughed and replied that the question was a popular one, but nobody would buy it because it would be very slow at downloading email and webpages. When I pressed a little further, the engineer admitted that Moto is (still) having trouble developing a good EDGE implementation.

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i wonder...
by hobgoblin on Tue 29th Aug 2006 19:07 UTC
hobgoblin
Member since:
2005-07-06

will razr maxx run linux when shipped to europe?

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RE: i wonder...
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Aug 2006 19:11 UTC in reply to "i wonder..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

No, this phone runs the old Motorola inhouse embedded OS. Linux phones supposedly will appear in more models through Motorola starting next year.

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RE[2]: i wonder...
by hobgoblin on Wed 30th Aug 2006 04:36 UTC in reply to "RE: i wonder..."
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

heh, guess its sonyericsson Z710 for this guy then.

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bitpim
by MattPie on Tue 29th Aug 2006 19:21 UTC
MattPie
Member since:
2006-04-18

Better support for Bitpim would be a plus too! I'd have bought a RAZR last time around if I knew that bitpim would work with it.

(It does now, but I have a phone)

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And I quote...
by anon-anon on Tue 29th Aug 2006 20:44 UTC
anon-anon
Member since:
2006-08-29

Huh. Part of his answers are word-for-word identical to text found on https://opensource.motorola.com/sf/go/wiki1064

That's weird. Any idea which came first?

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RE: And I quote...
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Aug 2006 20:47 UTC in reply to "And I quote..."
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Probably the wiki.

Edited 2006-08-29 20:47

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Gyu??
by OSNewbie on Tue 29th Aug 2006 21:09 UTC
OSNewbie
Member since:
2006-08-29

Just noticed -- looks like the web folks spelled this gentleman's name wrong in the responses...

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Unfortunate
by XemonerdX on Wed 30th Aug 2006 15:30 UTC
XemonerdX
Member since:
2005-07-03

This feels more like a questionnaire that was filled out by the public relations department of Motorola than an actual interview. Some of these questions you also asked them numerous times previously, see http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15040 yet now that they are answering them you are not going deeper into the matter with them (at least not visibly). Which is unfortunate also since you seem really frustrated with them in that article.

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RE: Unfortunate
by Eugenia on Wed 30th Aug 2006 16:50 UTC in reply to "Unfortunate"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Of course, I very much agree. Motorola just doesn't get how to do proper interviews, especially for tech-oriented sites.

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