Rumors have been circulating for several months about an upcoming Windows Mobile smart phone from Motorola. The MPx220 will be a replacement for the MPx200 and will offer many features the current model does not.
Until recently, it was believed that the MPx220 would be released near the end of the first quarter of this year. Today, however, DigiTimes is reporting that this model won’t be available until June.
It is not known why the release of the MPx220 has been pushed back, but it’s possible that Motorola is waiting until the supply of MPx200s has been depleted. This smart phone only debuted a few months ago and is expected to be discontinued when the MPx220 hits the market.
An Overview of the MPx220
In December, msmobiles.com discovered on the web site of T-Mobile Germany a PowerPoint document that gave a brief description of the MPx220.
According to it, the MPx220 will offer both Bluetooth and a VGA camera, which the current MPx200 does not. In addition, the MPx220 will have 10 MB of RAM and an SD card slot, which is expected to support SDIO. Its 16-bit color screen will have a resolution of 176 by 220 pixels.
This model will run Windows Mobile 2003, while the current one uses Smartphone 2002.