Motorola Finally Announces MPx220 (pics)

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The Motorola MPx220 has been rumored since before last Christmas.  Well, finally Motorola has published some information to their website about this follow-up device to the popular MPx200.

Features in the new MPx220 include:

  • Integrated 1.3 Megapixel camera with a 3x zoom, flash and self-portrait capabilities
  • 64MB Flash ROM and a mini SD card slot for up to 512MB of storage
  • Bluetooth
  • Global quad band

As you can see from the picture above, the MPx 220 has a silver shell that gives it a stylish and professional look.  The camera feature is generally considered a consumer targeted feature, but according to the Motorola release this phone is indeed targeted at business and professional users: “The sophisticated model MPx220 gives users instant access to e-mail, the Web, advanced multi-media messaging service (MMS), global quad-band performance and an integrated camera.  Productivity is sure to increase so the busy professional will never miss a beat when away from the office.  And, with photo caller-ID, the ability to download games, musical ring tones and more, the model MPx220 promises that business executives can have some fun too.”

I don’t know what Motorola is thinking when they assume business people would like to have fun too, do they think that employed people might be real people too and that they actually use a workphone for personal usage as well?  Now that’s different thinking, but refreshing!  Actually, the fact is that when enterprises buy phones in large quantities they prefer not to have such a feature, which is why PalmOne took the camera out of the Treo 600 as an alternative offering.  However, my guess is that individual professionals will be buying the MPx220 so they can use it for business, and look darn cool to their clients and work cohorts.  After all, half the fun of phone features is talking about them and showing them off, even if that’s the only time you use them!  The MPx220 phone is “expected to be available in 2004” according to the Motorola website, kind of vague there.  Here’s the website for more info from Motorola:

http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo/product/details/0,,53,00.html

Motorola MPx220

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