Motorola MPx200 is a Microsoft Windows powered Smartphone,
combining a smart, compact Motorola design with
the power of a Windows-based PDA.
On features alone, it looks more-or-less the same
as the Orange SPV e100 but the Motorola MPx200 is a
much more feature-rich handset, and it's certainly prettier
to look at.
The feature set is impressive, with good integration
with Microsoft Outlook, Windows Media Player, Pocket
Internet Explorer and other Microsoft applications.
The Motorola MPx200 offers a Windows-style PDA in a
clamshell phone. People, or businesses, already used
to using Windows-based PDAs should be able to adapt
with few problems.
In terms of design, the MPx200 comes in a very
smart clamshell package - don't forget that Motorola
pioneered the small clamshell with the StarTac range
a few years back - exact details aren't known, but the
Motorola MPx200 will probably fall into the same size
as most other clamshells. With both an internal and
small external screen, easy controls and stylish design,
this will certainly be a change from the run of the
mill silver clamshells from the likes of Samsung.
the negative side, you're either going to love
or hate the Windows Smartphone software. Previous Smartphone
models (which have been few and far between) have suffered
from short battery life because of the power needs of
the operating system. Microsoft have steadily improved
this, and this should result in a better battery life
with the Motorola MPx200.
Expected to be released into Europe in late 2003
(most likely on Orange networks first) at a cost of
around £240/€370, this will probably be very attractive
to those who prefer the compact clamshell package over
the competition's traditional candy bar shape.
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