Motorola E680 review - Linux phoneMotorola E680 / E680i
This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.
MOTOROLA e680...300mhz Xscale PROCESSOR FOR THE MULTIMEDIA NUT IN ALL OF US!!
Been putting Motorola's new e680 MultiMedia Phone through its paces for the last 3 weeks. Seems Motorola is just coming out with more and more POWERFUL & interesting new phones and convergence devices. The e680 is my first experience with the Linux Operating System, an advanced OS similar to the Symbian UIQ and Pocket PC operating systems used by Motorola in other devices as well. While the e680 is very similar in design and appearance to the P800/900 series by Sony/Ericsson, it offers a distinct character and personality all its own when compared the Symbian UIQ devices. In comparing this OS to the Symbian UIQ and Pocket PC convergence devices, I would have to rate its robustness somewhere in between. While I found it to be a more powerful OS than the current Symbian UIQ....it is still not as powerful as the Pocket PC OS in my opinion. It also lacks in the available software department when compared to both Symbian and Pocket PC, but if this OS catches on.....applications are sure to be developed at a rapid pace.