Motorola Announces A780 Linux SmartPhone and MPx220 Pocket PC SmartPhone

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Motorola yesterday hosted a press event  dubbed “Seamless Mobility”.  Motorola announced their new ultra-thin RAZR V3 clamshell phone, iTunes Alliance — a strategic alliance to between Apple and Motorola to bring iTunes to Motorola’s next-generation phones, and finally their new Linux based A780 SmartPhone and MPx220 SmartPhone.  Both SmartPhones are slated for a Q4 release.

Motorola MPx220 Pocket PC SmartPhone

Motorola MPx220

The MPx220 seamlessly merges the familiarity and power of the desktop and the pocket-ability of a mobile phone, making this the ideal productivity tool to take your office on the road around the world.

The new Motorola MPx220 is the ultimate device for globe trotting professionals and busy people who want to stay connected without compromising style or high-tech phone features, said Michael Tatelman, vice president and general manager, MOTOPro Products, Motorola Inc. Once you ve experienced the MPx220, whether it be e-mail synchronization, moving to the latest hits with the built in MP3 player or even recording your own piece of history using the mega-pixel camera, the Motorola MPx220 is your ideal companion.

A world class phone, the Motorola MPx220 is full of possibilities, packed with features and delivered in one aesthetically pleasing, sophisticated and compact design. The handset makes staying connected simple by providing continuous access to e-mail, IM, multimedia, and business contacts, as well as family and friends. It also boasts the latest in Bluetooth Wireless Technology, advanced downloading capabilities for Windows Mobile and Java applications, a speakerphone and expandable memory. Rounding out its stunning feature line-up is an integrated digital megapixel camera featuring zoom, flash, self-image capabilities, video recorder, camcorder and video playback.

The Motorola MPx220 with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software enables mobile professionals to easily access their Outlook calendar, contacts, e-mails and tasks, said Suzan DelBene, corporate vice president of the mobile and embedded devices division at Microsoft. In addition, this device provides a widely supported software platform for corporate line-of-business solutions and 3rd party applications.

Motorola A780 Linux SmartPhone with EDGE

Motorola, Inc has announced the new Motorola A780 — a truly converged device offering the speed of EDGE technology coupled with the open, flexible environment of Java(TM) + Linux todeliver the ultimate handset for both work and play.

The classically chic A780 is designed to offer a rich end-user mobile experience that includes intense mobile office connectivity plus multi-media entertainment.  It combines the ideal features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of personal digital assistant (PDA), digital camera, videoplayer, and MP3 player packaged in one compact device featuring a brilliant 240 x 320 color touch screen and quad-band technology.

To support the business-side of life, the A780 harnesses the power of EDGE which offers increased efficiency and network speed (up to three times fasterthan wired dial-up), enabling consumers to download more content, faster.  It features Bluetooth(R) wireless technology to allow for virtually instant wire-free connection between devices and the MOTOSYNC over-the-air synchronization solution for hassle-free coordination of corporate e-mail, calendar and contacts.

Built on an open Java + Linux platform, the A780 can also accommodate the coolest applications from games to productivity tools.  Motorola launched the world’s first handset built on Java + Linux, the A760, last year.  The new A780, along with the recently released E680, further the company’s commitment to making the Linux operating system a key pillar of its handset softwarestrategy.

“As consumers’ work, home and social lives continue to converge, they need a device that will help them move seamlessly from one world to the next,” said Rob Shaddock, corporate vice president and general manager, GSM/TDMA Products, Motorola, Inc.  “The Motorola A780 provides that link by delivering on all fronts — as an office companion, entertainment source and design icon.  The ability to view Microsoft Office applications, manage schedules and contacts via MOTOSYNC, capture and share streaming video and utilize groundbreaking EDGE and Bluetooth wireless technologies make the model A780 a true must-have.”

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