Today Motorola Inc. and Microsoft Corp. announced an alliance to combine the power of the desktop with the "always at hand" convenience of the mobile phone, making life simpler, smarter and synchronized for mobile professionals around the globe. Starting with today's introduction of the new Motorola MPx200 mobile phone with Microsoft Windows Mobile (TM) software, the companies will collaborate on a series of Smartphone and Pocket PC wireless devices designed to create a virtual "remote control" for the Web-centric, work-centric, always-on-the-go mobile professional. In addition, the alliance includes cooperation on joint marketing and wireless developer programs.
The Motorola MPx200 is expected to be available next month from Orange in Europe and from other distributors throughout Europe and Hong Kong. AT&T Wireless also is expected to make the phone available in the United States in the fourth quarter of 2003. Combining the high-quality performance and personalization of a Motorola mobile phone with the power of Windows Mobile software, the new Motorola devices create an incredible platform for communications, robust multimedia, Web-browsing and gaming functionality. The new Motorola MPx200 allows customers to manage their personal information and synchronize their e-mail, calendar and contacts with Microsoft Outlook® either via a PC connection or via seamless over-the-air synchronization with Exchange Server.
With an expandable memory card of up to one gigabyte, the Motorola MPx200 offers virtually endless options for productivity and entertainment on the go. Customers can browse the Web using Pocket Internet Explorer, download and listen to digital music, and view video clips via Windows Media® Player. In addition, customers can install applications and software on their handset wirelessly or from a PC via USB connection.
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