Motorola has reportedly killed off the MPx smartphone which sadly was more flash than substance. A Windows Mobile device with 32MB RAM is a joke really and while the dual hinge display was neat, the wavy keyboard with excessive lights is enough to give a bad case of vertigo.
PhoneScoop recently filed the following report:
A Motorola spokesperson today confirmed that the company has canceled production of the MPx Windows Mobile Pocket PC device, confirming a report last week by DigiTimes. Motorola has dropped plans for commercial launch of the device beyond Malaysia and several smaller Asian countries where the phone saw limited release. The company will continue to use the MPx for limited carrier and market trials to learn more about the mobile enterprise market. Motorola emphasized that it is still committed to the mobile professional market and Windows Mobile, and will introduce a new line of devices for mobile professionals later this year. The company denied reports that the MPx220 has been discontinued.
Motorola had been having serious quality issues with most of their smartphones, so that’s likely a big part of the problem. But the already noted iffy specs and funky design, along with US carriers who still don’t know how to launch and support a smartphone made this entire effort a disaster. Hopfully the next generation of devices proves to be more lucrative for both Motorola and consumers.