Yes, it's official now. The first Windows Mobile powered smartphone to be available in U.S. is made available throught the AT&T network, operating on GSM/GPRS. The new clamshell designed mobile phone is called Motorola MPx200. The new Motorola MPx200 is expected to be available from AT&T Wireless in the fourth quarter of this year.
"Together with Microsoft and Motorola, we are taking the next leap forward in unwiring the corporate office," said Andre Dahan, president of AT&T Wireless Mobile Multimedia Services. "The Motorola MPx200 is an ideal device for mobile professionals looking for a wireless extension of their workplace — and for consumers looking for the ultimate in multimedia functionality. This cutting-edge device provides us with the flexibility to meet the needs of both mobile professionals and businesses looking for a simple, secure and scalable solution to meet the growing needs of the enterprise market in today's mobile economy."
"We are dedicated to bringing dynamic solutions to market that enhance our customers' offerings and benefit consumers who desire advanced mobile tools — the new Motorola MPx200 is a shining example of this commitment," said Tom Lynch, president of PCS at Motorola Inc. "By extending the reach, access and connectivity of the traditional office, the new Motorola MPx200 combined with Microsoft Windows Mobile functionality and advanced multimedia and communication features allows users a familiar way to control and simplify their lives."
GSM 900/1,800/1,900 MHz GPRS (Europe, Middle East and Africa)
GSM 1,800/1,900 MHz GPRS (United States)
Size - 48 x 89 x 27 mm; 1.88 x 3.5 x 1.06 inches
Battery - Talk time: up to 270 min. Standby time: up to 112 hours
External caller line ID display
Microsoft Windows Mobile software
Synchronization with Windows via Microsoft ActiveSync
Ability to wirelessly download all Smartphone applications
Audio and video capabilities with Windows Media Player supported by up to 1 gigabyte of secure digital storage
Utility Pack including file manager, task manager, space maker and system information
Downloading capabilities to customize the device with screen savers, home screen wallpapers and ring tones of choice
32 megabytes ROM and 32 megabytes RAM
Mini-USB connection, IrDA port and a secure digital/multimedia memory card slot for easy file transfer