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Motorola selects Trolltech for the A760 Linux smartphone.

Trolltech, a leader in multiplatform development frameworks, has announced that Motorola, a global leader in integrated communications and embedded electronics solutions, has chosen Trolltech's application development framework, Qt/Embedded, for the new Linux OS-based A760 smartphone. By selecting Qt/Embedded, the de facto standard for embedded Linux GUI development, Motorola is provided with a robust platform on which to create a stunning suite of applications for the A760.

The Motorola A760 combines features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of a digital camera, video player, MP3 player, speakerphone, advanced messaging, instant Internet access and Bluetooth wireless technology. Because Qt/Embedded is a modular platform, it allows for customized solutions with very little effort. The A760 is the first handset from Motorola to demonstrate the company's commitment to making the Linux operating system a cornerstone of its software strategy for mobile devices.

Additionally, Motorola's choice of Qt/Embedded for the A760 opens the way to a vibrant third party developer community. There are already thousands of existing mobile applications created for Trolltech's platform, all of which can be ported to the A760.

"Motorola's commitment underscores Linux as a viable operating system for mobile phones," said Mike Sudol, vice president and general manager for Motorola's GSM Products in Asia Pacific. "We believe that this platform creates a compelling, open alternative for smart mobile phones, and the combination of Linux and Trolltech's technology provides a flexible and customizable operating environment. This allows us to rapidly provide feature-rich, distinctive smart phones which meet the needs of our customers and consumers."

"Our cooperation with Motorola sets an example of how a world-class leader can use our technology to provide flexible alternatives for their customers," said Haavard Nord, CEO and co-founder of Trolltech. "Motorola is at the forefront of smartphone technology and we are excited to be a part of this development."

"We are also excited for the Linux community," said Eirik Chambe-Eng, president and co-founder of Trolltech. "As the world's premier producer of embedded electronic solutions, Motorola's choice strengthens Trolltech's solutions based on embedded Linux as a serious alternative to Windows Mobile and Symbian in the quest for smartphones."
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Date:Nov 3, 2003
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