Motorola A920 – Symbian Smartphone on the Way

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The Moto A920 is a direct response to Sony Ericsson’s P800. The A920 runs on the same OS with many of the same features. The FCC has released photos and manuals, so it seems the A920 will be destined for US shores.

Thanks to Infosync for this picture

Most recently Motorola caused a stir with their A760, a Linux-based Smartphone which looks like a more stylish Treo. This new effort is UIQ based, just like the P800 and works on 3G networks as well as tri-band GSM. This particular phone is branded with a “3” which is the designation for the network of a 3G operator in Europe.

Specs thus far are limited, but here’s what we can deduce from the FCC docs:

*208 x 320 pixel screen
*Integrated camera
*Supports two-way video confrencing, video recording and still shots
*MP3 player
*SD memory slot (unknown if it supports I/O)
*Voice Recorder
*Bluetooth is not mentioned, but I would assume it’s included
*Integrated GPS – exact functions available unknown
*Handwriting recognition
*Voice dialing

Here’s a diagram from the FCC filing with details on all the buttons. Notice there are two button dedicated to gaming.

I think it’s safe to say, this new breed of Symbian phone is very exciting. Just when you wanted the P800 so badly, it might be time to reconsider. The main down side of this device may be its size. I can’t find exact measurements in the documentation, but it looks to be much longer than the P800, although it should make up for this by being thinner. For me though, I find long devices to be harder to travel with and this type of device must travel well.

We’ll post more info as details come out. To access the FCC site, click here. Beware, it’s very slow. You might want to skip straight to the 100+ page manual.



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