Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:45 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless once again kindly stepped up and sent us in the next-generation Motorola Linux-based ROKR-E2 feature phone. In the tradition of the ROKR devices, the E2 is also built around the idea of music on the go, while it's the first Linux phone to have an initial retail cost smaller than $256. Read inside for our detailed review, video and pictures.
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NO OGG VORBIS!? Wow? Can you really call it a geek phone without the only good free-from-patents-et-al codec for music? Well, I wouldn't.

My whole ripped CD-collection (2000 songs and growing) is in Ogg Vorbis. How one could make a Linux-based phone and not put Ogg Vorbis in it is beyond my understadning.

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I'd have to agree, though I'm not interested in it because it's a geek phone. The phone really looks like a neat music feature phone. Unfortunately, all of my CDs are also encoded in Ogg Vorbis.

Perhaps in the next Motorola rep interview, Eugenia could ask what the issues are with including a Vorbis decoder. Was it technical? Legal? An oversight?

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