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Motorola announces new Linux based smartphones

Posted on 27-Jul-2005 19:51 | Filed under: News


Motorola is introducing three new Linux-based devices: the Motorola A910, A728 and A732. These new handsets are designed to deliver a seamless mobile office experience for professional users.

The top of the line is the Motorola A910 device which brings an easy to navigate next generation user interface. A rich feature set is packed into the Motorola A910 clam-shell design including UMA technology allowing seamless access to GSM and GPRS features over WLAN.

The device also provides MotoSync, a technology based on Microsoft ActiveSync for Exchange providing connection capabilities for a home or office desktop experience on a mobile device.

The Motorola A910 aso integrates Bluetooth wireless technology for handsfree communication and it is compatible with the new RAZRWIRE eyewear recently announced.

Motorola A910 Linux-based smartphone with Motosync
Motorola A910

The Motorola A728 handset offers an intelligent handwriting recognition system, PIM and email capabilities, SyncML support, speech recognition dialing, hands-free connections, “Power Word” dictionary and Yahoo! Messenger.

Motorola A728 Linux-based smartphone with SyncML and handwriting recognition
Motorola A728

Enabled with an intuitive finger-writing recognition, the Motorola A732 let users writing write characters (Chinese and Roman) on the sliding keypad use fingers. This device also utilizes a predictive text engine to learn each user’s writing style and supports basic gesture commands for editing and switching between languages.

Motorola A732
Motorola A732

“Today’s mobile professionals want freedom: from wires, from their desks, and from boring handsets,” said Tracey Koziol, Vice President, Mid-Tier and Iconic Products, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Our newest additions, the Motorola A910, A728 and A732, combine style, power and productivity to fit your personal and work styles.”

Mark Shockley, Vice President of Seamless Mobility Solutions, Motorola adds, “Motorola is creating a full portfolio of productivity devices that meet a variety of technology, style and feature-set needs to satisfy the mobile professional and the enterprise. Combined with our new QWERTY phone – the Motorola Q – these devices will help change the way mobility impacts the bottom-line.”