The software will initially be available on the company's Java- and Linux-based A780 handset, which also debuted Tuesday. The A780 includes a digital camera, a video player and an MP3 player, Motorola said. The EDGE-enabled phone features Bluetooth wireless technology, HTML Web surfing, the ability to view documents, a speaker phone and a color touch screen.
The device maker plans to offer interoperability with corporate e-mail and messaging applications through partnerships with service providers but did not specify any programs.
Motorola said the Linux operating system is a key component of its mobile phone software strategy. Last year, it launched the world's first handset built on Java and Linux. The company recently released its E680 handset based on open source. The A780 is expected to be available in the last quarter of 2004.
Earlier this week, Motorola announced athat can switch calls between cellular networks and Internet networks.