The Motorola E680 is an astonishing handset
that combines smart Motorola know-how and design in
an innovative package for GSM networks.
Most interestingly, the
E680 runs an embedded version
of the Linux operating system, providing an extremely
powerful platform for serious applications
Then there's a large 240x320 pixel colour
a built-in VGA camera with 8X digital zoom, and it's
up in a very stylish and compact case that's a real
The E680 is an extremely powerful handset
- maybe it's better to look at it as a small handheld
computer that can also make phone calls. The embedded
Linux operating system is an extremely powerful platform,
offering MP3 and RealPlayer support, MPEG-4 video capture
and playback, downloadable 3D Java games using the advanced
graphics accelerator plus highly sophisticated audio
features. And the Motorola E680 seems to be able to do all of
this without compromising its design, making it possible
the most powerful and practical handheld
games platform available.
There's a standard shared memory of
32Mb, but this can be upgraded to a huge 1Gb using
SD cards, which is enough for plenty of
MP3 tracks, games and anything else you'd
like to squeeze on.
PC connectivity is through Bluetooth or USB
cable. And if you actually want to use it as a phone,
then it's a GPRS capable tri-band device that can use
the touchscreen as an active dialling pad.
The Motorola E680 is probably
the most advanced GSM phone we've ever
seen. Estimated availability is Spring 2004.
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