Motorola first showed off its MPx100 Smartphone in Cannes, France a couple of weeks ago. They're back showing it off in Atlanta, GA now. Brian is on location in the Peach State and talked to the folks at Motorola and then snapped some pictures of this upcoming phone.
MPx100 front-side view from above
The MPx100 will run on Windows Mobile Smartphone 2003 Edition. You can see that the design is a typical candy bar look, reminds me a lot of my Sony Ericsson t68 to be honest -- but of course this will have a whole lot more features than a simple phone. With Windows Mobile Outlook built in you can easily synch email and PIM information from your PC to the MPx100. Bluetooth and IrDA are also available for synching between your PC. The MPx100 will support the 900/1800/1900 MHz ranges and GSM/GPRS are built into the device.
MPx 100 backside shot from above
Aside from the simple design and highly useful built in communication standards, the Motorola MPx100 will give you up to 512MB of expandable memory via its built-in SD slot, an integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera with flash and 3x zoom, will support running Java programs, and offers a good sized high-quality color screen. Sorry that the pictures we have available only show the ability for the screen to reflect a camera flash, we'll work on getting better screen shots!
Left-side view. We'll call it a candy bar style design, but it might be twice as thick as a regular Hershey's chocolate bar I suppose
In case those features are not enough, a built-in MP3 player using Windows Media and instant messaging capabilities through MSN Messenger will be standard. The photos you take using the 1.3MP camera can be stored in a built-in album Storage software application and then you can send and receive those photos using Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS). In case those features aren't enough, feel free to expand the MPx100 using such accessories as a Bluetooth based GPS receiver, SDIO/Bluetooth Wi-Fi adapter or Bluetooth headset.
Right-side view of the MPx100
And if all you wanted to do was browse the web with your phone, well you can of course you do that using Pocket Internet Explorer and the MPx100 GPRS feature.
Expected availability date is July or August of 2004, we'll keep you posted on this one.
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