France, 3GSM World Congress - Today, Motorola announced the debut of the
Motorola MPx - a revolutionary mobile device combining always-on connectivity in
a never-before-seen form factor. The Motorola MPx brings real-time assistance to
mobile professionals â€“ at work, on the road, at home and at play.
Part of the
Motorola MOTOPro series of handsets featuring Microsoft Windows Mobile software,
the MPx delivers a radical new approach to communications for the mobile
professional. The dual-hinge device opens both lengthways as a terrific
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 youâ€™re used to on your Windows
The Motorola MPx replaces the multi-device syndrome by ingeniously blending the
best of a mobile phone, personal data assistant (PDA) and email messenger in one
easy-to-use compact device. By opening the device in landscape mode, Internet
browsing, streaming video and access to corporate applications are all within
easy reach using the Motorola MPx.
The tri-band GSM/GRPS Motorola device is a
truly 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
The device is built on the MOTOPro Innovation Platform, a
feature rich software and hardware platform that leverages Motorolaâ€™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.
With the Windows Media Player, the Motorola MPx also provides users with
essential entertainment options to balance out the busy workday. In a snap,
executives on the road can take pictures using the MPxâ€™s integrated camera with
flash and send them home to family and friends.1 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
"Mobile email is the "hero" application for mobile professionals looking to stay
in touch in real time. This revolutionary compact form factor combines powerful
hardware and software enablers and Microsoftâ€™s Windows Mobile software, to
create a true mobile assistant â€“ helping mobile professionals stay ahead of the
curve," Tom Lynch, executive vice president and chief executive officer,
Personal Communications Sector, Motorola, Inc. "The MPx expands the MOTOPro
portfolio, enabling businesses and mobile professionals to leverage the power of
mobility and convergence."
The Motorola MPx offers:
- Microsoft Windows Mobile software: Making the Motorola MPx truly an
extension of your desktop, this cutting-edge device supports a multitude of
business applications including Microsoft Outlook e-mail and PIM, Microsoft
Word, Excel and more.
- No strings attached: The Motorola MPx tri-band GSM/GPRS device supports
integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology for both data centric and
voice centric communications with compatible devices, for the ultimate in
- Design: Boasting a truly unique and innovative form factor, the Motorola
MPx is the must-have solution to help driven professionals manage their
mobile lives in realtime while adding new convenience to the converged
device, resulting in a user-friendly and stylish mobile.
- Advanced camera capabilities: With an impressive 1.3 mega-pixel camera
and flash embedded on the Motorola MPx, messages can be delivered with more
than just words.
- Expansive memory: To leverage the device's ability to download Microsoft
Pocket PC and Java applications, games, photos and more, the model MPx comes
with a SD/MMC slot supporting up to 1 GB of memory.
- Synchronization: Built in "ActiveSync" and "Air-sync" makes the model
MPx capable of synching with Microsoft Outlook for easy organization.
Additionally, the device supports Infrared IRDA 115 kbps for data exchange
and Consumer IR (CIR) for control of audio/video and home automation
equipment on the fly.
- Ease of use: The Motorola MPx supports a variety of input methods making
it quick and effortless to transfer data, including a numeric keyboard, a
thumb QWERTY board and stylus and touch sensitive screen to support smooth
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola MPx is expected to be available in the second half of 2004. For
more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region,
please check with your local Motorola representative.
Also today, Motorola announced the debut of the Motorola MPx100 - a new
mobile phone that helps busy professionals manage work and personal demands
with one amazing device.
The MPx100 combines a familiar user interface and radically enhanced
candy bar design. With easy-to-use email, messaging, media, and Bluetooth
connectivity, the device delivers simplified communications, increased
productivity and complete control in developing a personal mobile
Perfect for on-the-go connectivity, the Motorola MPx100 gives you the power
to keep your Inbox "detoxed" by receiving and checking email in real-time.
Leveraging Windows Mobile Outlook email and PIM synchronization, the
tri-band GSM-GPRS device also provides "always-on" connectivity thru CE bus,
IrDA or Bluetooth wireless technology.
The device is built on the MOTOPro Innovation Platform, a feature rich
software and hardware platform that leverages Motorola design and
technologies, as well as Microsoft Windows Mobile software. The Motorola
MPx100 also boasts up to 512MB of expandable memory, an integrated 1.3 mega
pixel camera with flash, Java technology, and a large, high-quality color
screen in a small, pocket-sized package.
A Little Diversion
Complementing its strong business features, the Motorola MPx100 helps users
achieve that personal life balance by providing plenty of downtime options.
Get your groove on with the integrated MP3 player, or send instant messages
in a snap with MSN Messenger and the model MPx100â€™s optional QWERTY
keyboard. The model MPx100 even allows for photo album storage and features
embedded Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS) capability for sending and
receiving photos, wallpaper, icons and more.
"Business professionals want the best of three worlds: mobile
communications, computers, and electronics," said Tom Lynch, executive vice
president, Motorola, Inc., president and chief executive officer, Personal
Communications Sector. "And unique devices like the MPx100 give them what
theyâ€™re looking for and more. The Motorola MPx100 reflects Motorolaâ€™s
commitment to producing the highest level of wireless innovation."
The Motorola MPx100 offers:
- Microsoft Windows Mobile software: Making the model MPx100 truly an
extension of your desktop, this cutting-edge device supports a multitude
of business applications including Microsoft Word, Excel and more.
- Radical Design: The model MPx100 combines an innovative candy bar
form factor with a large, high quality color screen resulting in a
user-friendly and stylish mobile perfect for the truly mobile executive.
- No strings attached: The Motorola MPx100 tri-band GSM-GPRS device
supports integrated Bluetooth wireless technology for both data centric
and voice centric communications with compatible devices for the
ultimate in hands-free connectivity, as well as Wi-Fi via an optional
accessory for wireless networking.
- Advanced camera capabilities: With an impressive 1.3 mega pixel
camera and flash embedded on the Motorola MPx100 combined with MMS -
messages can be delivered with more than just words.
- Ultimate add-ons: The model MPx100 offers increased mobile
personalization with numerous productivity add-ons such as expandable
memory using the mini-SD slot allowing up to 512MB of data to be added
on-the-fly, Bluetooth headset, QWERTY keyboard, professional Install car
kit, and GPS accessory kit.
- Synchronization: Built in ActiveSync makes the model MPx100 capable
of synching with Microsoft Outlook for easy organization away from the
- Enhanced browsing and downloading: The Motorola MPx100 features
Pocket Internet Explorer supporting HTML, WAP 2.0 and GPRS allowing the
user to surf, shop, and trade on virtually any Web site. The Java
download capabilities add extra applications for this action-packed
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola MPx100 is expected to be available in the second half of
2004. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in
your region, please check with your local Motorola representative.
However, no word so far about the expected release of the MPx220.
Anyway - the two devices above already great and Motorola have to keep
something in the pipe for CeBIT in Hannover, next month... ;-)
Cheers ~ Arne
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