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Motorola doesn't cater for linux users...

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on September 18, 2007 07:10 AM

When Motorola released its smartphone running linux, the Motorola MING (earlier known as the A1200)
I thought that it was a great match for my requirements.
To my dismay I later found that the synchronize options were via 'Exchange ActiveSync' or 'OTA', i.e. Microsoft.

I contacted Motorola, who told me tough luck:

'Please be informed that the software of Mobile Phone Tools is capable with Windows 2000/XP platform and cannot support Linux OS at this moment.'

While they are happy to use Linux in their phones but at the same time lock out Linux (and Mac) users from backing up their data seems hypocritical and somewhat insidious.


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