Motorola introduced three new smarphones which will be available in the second half of this year. Their new lineup included the following smartphones: the A768i and A780 with Motorola's new Linux smartphone OS and the MPx220 which features the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 OS.
The embedded Linux OS for Motorola’s smartphones is currently being developed at the company’s Personal Communication Sector (PCS) in Beijing, China. The company has plans to expand its offerings of Linux-based smartphones in the future, according to sources at the company.
For all three models, supported functionality includes Bluetooth, built-in digital camera, video recording and MP3 player.
The global-market share held by smartphones should climb two percentage points by the end of this year, up to around 10%, according to Tom Hsiao, general manager of the Taiwan division of Motorola's personal communications sector. Hsiao expects new models to help the second-largest handset vendor grab a 25-30% share of the smartphone market in Taiwan this year.