One of the most highly anticipated smartphones of this year is Motorola’s MPx220, despite the fact that this company has never officially confirmed that this model was under development. Nevertheless, numerous leaks over the past months have whetted people’s appetites.
Today, Motorola finally ended its long silence and announced the successor to its MPx200.
It has been known for months that this model will have a clamshell design, with a screen on one side and a numberpad, buttons, and keypad on the other. The main screen, like all handsets running this operating system, will be have a resolution of 176 by 220 pixels. On the outside will be a small screen with a clock and some phone-related information.
It will include a 1.2 megapixel camera with a 3x zoom and a flash.
Because it has Bluetooth, it will be able to use the wireless headsets that many users want. It will also be able to use for text input the Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard that will be available soon.
According to previous unconfirmed leaks, the MPx220 will be 3.5 inches by 1.9 by 1.1 inches (89 mm by 48 mm by 27 mm) when closed and weigh 4 ounces (113 g).
Although an exact release date isn’t known, this model is expected to be available in the next three months.
The debut of this smartphone has been moved back several times, not because of problems with the device, but because Motorola and the wireless carriers have been unwilling to release it before they have depleted their stocks of the MPx200.
Pricing is unknown at this time, and will be up to the wireless carriers that offer this model.
Thanks to msmobiles.com for the tip.