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New Linux Mings from Motorola next year

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What's a Ming? Why, it's a Linux-based phone from Motorola (what, they don't call it the MOTO LNXR?). In case you hadn't previously heard of them, Moto's first-generation of Mings have been available for some time, though the high-end devices have only been available in the U.S. as GSM-unlocked handsets from retailers like Amazon.com. The next generation of Mings, due in the second quarter of 2008, are said to include phones designed exclusively for the American market, including an entry-level model. Unfortunately, however, the phones will be based on GSM/EDGE technology--not 3G--so while they stand a chance of landing on T-Mobile or AT&T next year, they certainly won't be cutting edge.

For more on the new Mings:
- see this Digitimes article

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