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David McNamee
10-20-2003, 01:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketpcminds.com/miraserver/article.php?id=153' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketpcminds.com/miraserver/article.php?id=153</a><br /><br /></div>Corey at Pocket PC Minds has written of his (wife's :D ) brand new MPx200. He does a run-through of the different features of the phone, and also compares it to the Nokia 3650 it is destined to replace!<br /><br />A couple of newsworthy items - the phone includes a voice dial app <i>and</i> the updated version of MSN Messenger.

10-20-2003, 04:58 PM
The MPx200 is hardly a Nokia 3650 replacement, and touting the inclusion of ActiveSync is not a great selling point in my experience.

The Motorola has more memory, more screen colors, a clamshell design, and the familiar windows apps. But it has no Bluetooth, no .NET CF or Java, and no camera. I'm able to connect the 3650 via Bluetooth to my laptop computer, pda, and desktop, as well as switching between them without even touching the phone. Bluetooth still has some refinements needed, but I never want to go back to cables. Nokia's own replacement for the 3650, the 3620/3660 addresses some of the 3650's own short comings, but even those are just minor improvements (although the restored key layout has been much needed.)

A truer replacement for the Nokia 3650 seems to be the SPV e200. It has just about everything that is included with or missing from the Motorola. And with Windows Mobile 2003, the SPV has real potential to make inroads into Nokia's territory.

The MPx200 looks to be little more than a bump in the road, rather than a leap frog over the competition.

10-20-2003, 05:28 PM
I agree 100% however I would like to know what the cost of the phone will be in the US? Plus when can we expect AT&T to carry this?

It sounds like something I would use in my job 100% :D , but if it costs $600
then I will pass. :(

10-20-2003, 06:19 PM
Look for this to be priced rather aggressively, I have heard $299 (US). Phonessible.com already has it listed on their website at $249 (US) with a one year contract, see the following link:


10-20-2003, 07:09 PM
I am as excited as the next guy on the new Orange, but don't count your chickens yet. The Nokia 3650 smartphone is available NOW free after rebates and is only $50 on the web (rebates up front). Also it works like a charm with music, videos, and an OK camera/camcorder. On the other hand, I have been trying to get a hands-on on a Microsoft Smartphone since CeBit in June. Hey, they didn't even make it to PC Expo last month!

As far as the Nokia? Local video comes in at 10fps 176x160 and you can cram 100 minutes of music on a 16MB SD card - not bad! I haven't been able to test anything but I understand MS comes close with video but misses audio by a mile. The only really impressive news so far is that PocketTV comes in at 30fps fullscreen at 176 x 208. That sounds amazing to me if true!

10-20-2003, 07:17 PM
Amazon.com has this listed on their website for $299 with service activation. There is also a $150 rebate offer available bringing the price down to $149 8O .


10-23-2003, 07:12 PM
OK I read that this phone is a 1800/1900 gsm phone, but the Tek N Toys web site mentions a tri band 900/1800/1900. Which is it ??

10-23-2003, 07:15 PM
More confusing, Amazon does list it as a triband phone.
IS the Tek N Toys version unlocked ??

10-24-2003, 02:30 AM
More confusing, Amazon does list it as a triband phone.
IS the Tek N Toys version unlocked ??

there is a little confusion about this phone. the US version does not include the 900 band, but the european does, so that might mean that Tek N Toys is selling the Euro version, not sure about our Amazon friends tho.