Motorola announced the Motorola MPx during the 3GSM World Congress. Part of the Motorola MOTOPro series of handsets featuring Microsoft Windows Mobile software, the MPx delivers a new approach to communications for the mobile professional. The dual-hinge device opens both lengthways as a clamshell phone and in landscape mode as an exceptional email device with a wide screen and full QWERTY keyboard. The model MPx accomplishes this with a familiar, easy-to-navigate interface like the one you're used to on your Windows office desktop.
The company says the tri-band GSM/GRPS Motorola device is a essential business tool, with advanced features such as built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and Infrared support for effortless data exchange. The MPx also takes advantage of a 2.8 inch, 16-bit color display to provide an impressive 320 x 240 pixels. This feature allows for utilization of a large base of existing and upcoming Pocket PC and Java applications, enabling users to maximize their mobile experience.
The device is built on the MOTOPro Innovation Platform, a feature rich software and hardware platform that leverages Motorola's design and technologies, as well as the Microsoft Windows Mobile software. The Motorola MPx boasts up to 1GB of expandable memory, an integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera with flash, and Java technology. Powerful messaging capabilities and the large dual-hinge internal landscape and portrait display also make sending and receiving movie or video clips a breeze via e-mail, MMS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth.
Microsoft Windows Mobile software allows compatibility with all Pocket PC applications
Large dual hinge landscape and portrait color display for an enhanced experience for gaming, as well as
viewing streaming video, photos, applications and more
External color display for selecting MP3 music, etc.
One of a kind stylish form factor optimized to consume convergence clutter
Integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera for on-the-go photo capture
2.8” 240x320 TFT touch screen for easy data input that also works with a stylus
Multi-function QWERTY keyboard for easy text entry and managing e-mail
Embedded 802.11b wireless networking for high speed Wi-Fi access
Integrated Bluetooth technology for seamless connectivity with compatible devices
Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS) for sending photos, wallpaper, icons, ring tones and more
SD/MMC slot allowing up to 1 GB of add-on memory for adding business applications, productivity tools,
games and more
IrDA (Infra red) and built-in ActiveSync protocol to sync with Microsoft Outlook including email, address
The Motorola MPx is expected to be available in the second half of 2004.