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Motorola phone taps MontaVista Linux

MontaVista Software said Wednesday it is the provider of a version of Linux used in an advanced Motorola cell phone, the A760, which was unveiled in February. (Though Motorola confirmed MontaVista's involvement at the time of release, MontaVista had declined to comment.) MontaVista said its software will be used in several other mobile phones from major manufacturers.

The A760, planned for release later this year, has numerous high-end features such as the ability to play MP3 audio, take digital photos and connect to other electronic equipment using Bluetooth wireless communication. Motorola has said it plans to use Linux OS in most of its phones, which will also be able to run programs written in Sun Microsystems' Java language.