Motorola announces new Linux clamshell smartphone - the E8950
Motorola today, at JavaOne 2005, announced its first phone that runs its new operating system JUIX, which combines Linux OS and Java. Motorola claims that JUIX's interface (still there are no screenshots) will be easier and more comfortable for users then existing smartphone operating systems. The phone is a tri-band GSM in clamshell form-factor and has a 1.3-megapixel camera built-in with LED flash, zoom, and video capabilities. The internal color display is used as a viewfinder. Data can be transferred through high-speed EDGE or locally through Bluetooth. Bluetooth stereo audio profile is also supported. The memory can be extended with T-Flash cards, which are used in most Motorola phones. Motorola expects the E895 to ship in Q4, 2005.