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HappinessNow
January 30th, 2010, 11:00 PM
quite cool!...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIrmw7H-jzA

With this phone, I would not have to switch carriers. :p

Good thing I am patiently waiting to get a new phone.

Frak
January 30th, 2010, 11:05 PM
I wonder if it'll suffer the curse of the Android.

Icehuck
January 30th, 2010, 11:13 PM
It runs android 1.5.

It has it's own motorola UI, so I'm guessing that will lead to compatibility issues somewhere.

I'm already getting annoyed with the android market being fragmented depending on what firmware and cell provider you have.


Edit - The UI is only for certain elements.

beastrace91
January 30th, 2010, 11:37 PM
I'm just happy AT&T is finally getting a Linux based phone, they are one of the only ones left in the US who did not offer one yet.

Regards,
~Jeff

HappinessNow
January 30th, 2010, 11:40 PM
I'm just happy AT&T is finally getting a Linux based phone, they are one of the only ones left in the US who did not offer one yet.

Regards,
~Jeffexactly

JCFranklin
March 20th, 2010, 08:01 PM
I have one - It is pretty freaking nice. Now all I need is drivers ;)
[81482.392043] usb 1-2: reset high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[81482.828150] usb 1-2.3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 5
[81482.938899] usb 1-2.3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[81482.941860] scsi3 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
[81482.942085] usb-storage: device found at 5
[81482.942088] usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
[81487.940501] usb-storage: device scan complete
[81487.941086] scsi 3:0:0:0: Direct-Access Motorola MB300 001 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2
[81487.941657] sd 3:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg5 type 0
[81487.977653] sd 3:0:0:0: [sdd] Attached SCSI removable disk

HappinessNow
March 20th, 2010, 09:46 PM
The problem with this phone is ATT doesn't understand the Open Source nature of the Android OS and enforces restrictions on it to it's users.

This is yet another reason why I choose to go with the Unlocked Google Nexus One ATT 3G version with No enforced limitation or contract from the carrier.

see my thread here:

Just ordered a smart phone!!! The Google Nexus One Compatible with 3G on AT&T (U.S.)
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1432531

Keep in mind this is my first "Smart"phone...

yester64
March 20th, 2010, 10:51 PM
Nice, i just can not spend so much money on a phone. So for me it was a Samsung Soltice. Does what i want and was extremely cheap.
In the future if smartphones are not just smart, but also cheap i will get one.

a_hippie
April 27th, 2010, 04:29 AM
Is there anyway to use these backflip phones to provide internet to an Ubuntu laptop? That would be very handy for my buddy who is moving and no longer has net at his house.

tnx!

eric_1982
May 19th, 2010, 05:16 PM
You could if AT&T didn't prevent all the decent apps. I got sucked into this phone and couldn't be more pissed. Don't get it. They take the open source right out of the phone. We just need a decent root for this phone and life would be good again.

northwestuntu
May 19th, 2010, 09:14 PM
yeah i checked it out i hate all the motoblur crap! much better android phones out there. if your on att just wait a bit longer there are much better android phones coming.

djpurity
January 1st, 2011, 10:01 PM
I have this phone and I can't get Ubuntu 10.10 to recognize the file system of the phone when i hook up the USB cable. I want to be able to access my phone and backup data. Since it seems that this was going to be a "linux" based system, it would be easier to access... or am I doing something wrong?

BTW, don't get this phone. It sucks!