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Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

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The e680 also comes with some special features and software that will make its new owner happy as well as entertained. First of all, the e680 has a built-in FM radio...

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

Like the Sony/Ericsson K700i/S700i it requires you to plug the stereo headset in before it will operate. The headset wire acting as an antenna. You can then switch the sound to be played through the 3D stereo speakers if you wish. The radio worked great and is a cool option to the person who may tire of their onboard Mp3 collection or just wants to hear some sports, news or weather information.

The e680 comes with a USB synch program called "EzxSynch"..
Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

It synchs your contacts, calander and other info with Outlook, Lotus, and other applications. You begin by starting the program on your computer and then you must also initiate synch from the e680.....

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

I could never get this program to synch with the e680 no matter how many times I tried. Apparently, the "translators" were not properly loaded into the program, but I could never figure out how to set it up. It may very well have been this operator's error or it could have been conflicting with my ActiveSynch or P900 PC Suite. Regardless, the drivers for the e680 loaded and my laptop would recognize and charge it while connected via USB.

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

No contacts, calander, or tasks for me....

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

The e680 also comes bundled with a GPRS Manager program....

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

But by far the most entertaining and fun software included with the e680 is the "e680 Theme Assistant"...

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

This program allows you to customize your e680 with themes of your own design and creative desires. It allows you to set the wallpaper, background, icon & text colors, startup and shutdown animations, ringtones, etc...from any thing your heart desires. I created my own theme using my photos, a background from a Microsoft XP example photo and ringtones and gif images I had stored on my computer in about 2 minutes... It actually looks pretty good to me...but those more talented and theme inclined could really enjoy themselves with this device and program for hours.

Motorola E680 review - Linux phone
Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

My theme's background in the menu....
Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

My wallpaper....
Motorola E680 review - Linux phone

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Display240 x 320 pixels TFT
Camera0.3 megapixels VGA
Hardware
Single core, 300 MHz, Intel XScale processor
Size4.25 x 2.08 x 0.83 inches
(108 x 53 x 21mm)
4.69 oz  (133 g)
Battery780 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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