The Motorola MPx was long ago announced by Motorola, but as is typical with their Pocket PC phones to date, the difference between announcing and showing a product and having that product actually be on the market and purchasable are two different stories. Motorola has confirmed now that the MPx will be selling in Asia within the month and North America will see it sometime in early 2005. Pictures and user manual are now showing up on the FCC website (as included in this article), and although some of the artifacts there date back to September, it must mean the light at the end of the tunnel for the release in the U.S. is nearing.
Internals of the MPx
Unfortunately it looks like as Motorola has spent time tweaking and testing this product they saw fit to cripple it with a virtually unusable amount of RAM. They’ll only be including 32MB of RAM in the phone. This is laughable, there will only be around 4.5MB available for Storage and 8.0MB available for running programs. There will be 64MB of built-in flash memory (ROM), of which 59.45MB is available for user file storage.
The reduced amount of memory was apparently a decision by Motorola to try and save battery life, as having to handle less memory does improve life of the battery. The fact this device has Bluetooth, built-in camera with flash, GSM chipset, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a large screen and backlit keyboard leaves no wonder as to why Motorola was concerned with the battery life.
Motorola MPx Diagrams
Motrola MPx User Guide Link: Motorola MPx User Guide