Motorola’s RAZR V3 phone has attracted a lot of attention with its ultra-thin, cutting-edge design. However, those looking for advanced functionality have to look elsewhere, as this device doesn’t offer many of the features available in typical cellular-wireless handhelds and smartphones.
This will soon change. Motorola’s CEO has told Reuters that his company is working on a slim handset that will offer much more functionality than the RAZR does.
Details on this device are, at this point, extremely sketchy. However, it is described as being a “super-slim version of the MPx.”
The Motorola MPx is a cellular-wireless Pocket PC that was first announced a year ago, but has not become widely available. It has an innovative design, as its dual hinges allow it to operate as both a clamshell phone and landscape-oriented handheld. However, it is much thicker than the RAZR.
The MPx runs the Phone Edition of Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, and it appears that the upcoming super-slim version will as well.
According to Engadget, the internal code-name for this device is the RAZRberry.
Like its predecessor, this model will have a QWERTY keyboard, not simply a numberpad like the RAZR V3 has (see picture at right).
This device is expected to be available in the second half of this year.
No picture of the upcoming model is available, but Motorola CEO Ed Zander is showing off a prototype at this weeks’ 3GSM world congress in Cannes. Reuters reports that those who have seen it are impressed.