Orange, Motorola and Microsoft unveiled the Motorola MPx200 smartphone with Microsoft Windows Mobile software. The Motorola MPx200 is aimed at professional consumers and is the latest phone in the "Orange Signature" handset range, a series of phones designed to marry the best customer experience with exclusive Orange services.
Today's news follows Orange and Motorola's alliance announcement made in June and Microsoft and Motorola's alliance announcement made today. It also marks another major landmark for Orange -- the operator was first to launch a Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, the SPV (Sound Pictures Video), in October 2002.
As an Orange Signature handset, the Motorola MPx200 also features exclusive services for Orange customers such as Orange Backup. Orange Backup allows customers to store their personal data on the Orange network and restore those details when required. That means that if a customer loses their phone, the information remains secure on the Orange network and can be restored on a new phone. There is also the Orange Update feature, which lets customers update their phone with the latest software as well as download and store new applications over the air.