Motorola Making RAZR-based Linux Smartphone

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This image was lost some time after publication, but you can still view it here.

Seen in this fuzzy slide off some guy's undoubtedly boring presentation, Motorola seems to be preparing a Linux-based RAZR PDA-phone sometime this decade. We already know how Motorola likes Linux for various phones, so it's not out of the question for them to slap a version into a RAZR, pat themselves on the ass (no cupping, Ron), and call it a day.

From the slide, it looks like the RAZR PDA is going to be a bit thicker than a regular RAZR, which also makes sense. There's another interesting slide of a "Glowing PEBL", which is a mass-market version of the original PEBL, but isn't quite as round or as pebble-y.

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I have a Motorola Ming, and the only similarities I can see between my phone and what's depicted above is that they both have a flip cover.

Other than that, the RAZR PDA in the photo above is definitely more angular; my phone is more rounded in the corners. Size-wise, it looks like it is slightly larger than the Ming (the Mind is surprisingly small). My phone also has a clear cover through which you can see the phone's touch screen; I can't tell if the phone in this posting is sporting a similar clear see-through window on it's flip cover or if it's a second screen, but the cover itself is definitely not completely clear like mines.

What I'm curious about is the shot of the phone in the upper right corner. The pic is too blurry for me to make things out, but there appears to be some sort of smaller door that flips open, independently of the phone's flip.