Linux Gets Motorola Purring

Does the telco's roaring success with "Ming" phones in China signal big trouble for Symbian and Windows Mobile?

The world No. 2 mobile phone maker, which debuted the Ming smartphone in March this year in China, shipped more than one million Linux-based units in China alone last quarter, according to research firm Canalys.

Other Linux-based Motorola smartphones that shipped recently in China include the Rokr E2 music phone and the sleek A1200 or Ming phone.

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