Two Linux Smartphones Set for October Release in U.S.

Article Source LinuxDevices
September 29, 2009, 4:04 pm

AT&T announced it will offer the Garmin-Asus G60 Nuvifone in the U.S. next week. In other Linux smartphone news, T-Mobile announced pricing and availability for its Android-based Motorola Cliq, and Android developers are protesting Google’s shutdown of an open source version of Google Apps by well-known “modder” Cyanogen, says eWEEK.

After launching its Linux-based Nuvifone G60 smartphone in Asia in late July and August, Garmin-Asus (a partnership between Garmin and Asustek) now says that AT&T will carry the phone exclusively in the U.S. starting Oct. 4, according to Roy Mark, writing in eWEEK. The Nuvifone G60 will be available in AT&T stores or online for $300, with the usual two-year service agreement and $100 mail-in-rebate. A “Nuvifone Premium Connected Services” offering, which includes traffic updates, white pages, weather, movie, local events and fuel price content is available for $6 per month after a 30-day trial, the story adds…

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