Motorola MPx200 Windows Smart Phone Available from AT&T

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It’s been a long time coming but consumers in the U.S. can now purchase and use a Microsoft Smart Phone from AT&T Wireless in the form of the Motorola MPx200.  There are many Pocket PC Phone edition devices out there, but this is the very first true Windows based Smart Phone.  The Motorola MPx200 is fashioned as a clamshell phone with 32MB of RAM and many features a Windows based PDA would be expected to have.

The MPx200 has a 176-by-220-pixel 16-bit colour screen, plus an LED on the outside.  The phone is surprisingly small and light (1.88 x 3.5 x 1.06 in and 113g), and has a not to shabby 200MHz processor. Ten megabytes of the 32MB of Flash ROM is available for the user, and there s an easily accessible SD card slot that supports SDIO. The MPx200 will ship with a 16MB SD card, but the SDIO is able to support any size card currently on the market (512MB for SD at the moment)

Here’s a look at some more specs of for this device:

  • Vivid Color Display
  • External Caller Line ID Display*
  • 1.88 x 3.5 x 1.06 in. (approximately)
  • For use on GSM 1800/1900 MHz GPRS technology
  • Synchronization with Windows via Microsoft ActiveSync
  • Ability to download all Smartphone applications wirelessly
  • Video capabilities with Windows Media Player supported by up to 1 Gigabyte SD Storage
  • Full Personal Information Management (PIM) functionality through Microsoft Pocket Outlook to view and interact with your inbox, contacts, calendar and task
  •  Pocket Internet Explorer supports HTML and WAP to view internet sites, streaming video or music files
  • Instant messaging with MSN Messenger
  • Utility Pack includes file manager, task manager, space maker and system information
    Downloading* capabilities to customize the device with screensavers, home screens, and ring tones of choice
  • 32 Megabytes ROM and 32 Megabytes RAM (10 MB Flash RAM accessible)
  • Mini USB connection, IrDA port and a secure digital/multimedia memory slot make for easy transfer of files
  • Clamshell design with chrome accents
  • Smart Dial allows for easy dialing

Here’s a  few of the screen shots for what to expect from the interface provided by the Windows Smart Phone Operating System:

 

Windows Media

 

ActiveSync 3.6

MSN Messenger

Motorola has commited itself to future releases for this series, so expect more feature filled phones such as Bluetooth and Camera enabled Smart Phone devices as time ticks by.  If you can’t wait for such future devices and the time is now to get on board with having a Smart Phone then visit AT&T Wireless to see the feature they have on the device along with plans and costs associated.
 

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