Earlier this year, Motorola’s CEO said that his company is working on a handset that will be inspired by the very popular RAZR, but run Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system.
Now, a PowerPoint presentation that describes a series of upcoming Motorola smartphones very similar to the RAZR has been found on a Microsoft web site.
According to this, there will be two models in this series, which has the code-name Franklin. Both will be very similar internally, but externally they will be quite different, with just about the only thing in common is being super-slim and light.
One model will have a tablet design, with a 324-by-240-pixel (QVGA) display above a keyboard. The second will be a clamshell, with a QVGA screen on one side and a number pad on the other.
The clamshell model will be 4.4 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide, and 0.5 inches thick. (112 mm by 64 mm by 11.5 mm). It will weigh about 4.1 ounces (115 g).
What They Have in Common
Both Franklin models will run Windows Mobile for Smartphones on Intel XScale processors. They will have 64 MB of RAM and 128 MB of Flash ROM.
For additional Storage they will include miniSD slots.
They will each include a 1.3 megapixel camera and Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.
These smartphones will be quad-band GSM/GPRS devices with EDGE support.
Their 1130 mAh batteries will be give them 4 hours of talk time or 8 days of standby time.
It is not yet known when the official announcement of the Franklin models will be made, or what they will cost.
Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.