Motorola introduces three new smartphones

Posted on Sunday, Aug 22 2004 @ 20:58 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Motorola introduced three new smarphones which will be available in the second half of this year. Their new lineup included the following smartphones: the A768i and A780 with Motorola's new Linux smartphone OS and the MPx220 which features the Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 OS.
The embedded Linux OS for Motorola’s smartphones is currently being developed at the company’s Personal Communication Sector (PCS) in Beijing, China. The company has plans to expand its offerings of Linux-based smartphones in the future, according to sources at the company.

For all three models, supported functionality includes Bluetooth, built-in digital camera, video recording and MP3 player.

The global-market share held by smartphones should climb two percentage points by the end of this year, up to around 10%, according to Tom Hsiao, general manager of the Taiwan division of Motorola's personal communications sector. Hsiao expects new models to help the second-largest handset vendor grab a 25-30% share of the smartphone market in Taiwan this year.

 

A768i

MPx220

A780

Operating system

Linux

Microsoft Mobile 2003

Linux

Network

Tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900), GPRS

Four-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900), GPRS

Tri-band (GSM 900/1800/1900), GPRS, EDGE

Main display

65,536-color TFT touch screen (240x320)

65,536-color TFT touch screen

262K-color TFT touch screen (240x320)

Built-in camera

CIF

1.2-megapixel with 3x optical zoom lens

1.3-megapixel

Built-in memory

40MB

64MB

50MB + Memory card

Availability

3Q

3Q

4Q



Source: DigiTimes


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