We're starting to hear some grumbling about the new MPx220. Apparently it still has poor battery life, the camera quality is no better than the early prototypes, the volume is low making it hard to hear your conversation, and the hinge is flimsy. I'm a little shocked to hear anything negative about this phone at this point in time. I thought that Motorola delayed this phone to get all these issues worked out?
Anyone lucky enough to snag a new MPx220 care to comment? Please share your feelings and observations on this with us.
"I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein
I've been waiting for the AT&T/Cingular version of the C500 anyway. So I'm not too dissappointed.
Here's something silly, but I hated how much "material" there is framing the screen of the MPx220. Reminds me of the i600 screen which gets lost in the housing around it. The MPx200 di not look this was though. They had minimal material to the left and right of the screen.
The only possible seller of the MPx220 would have been the camera & flash for me. But since they suck....I know which direction I'll be going.
Another concern...if the product is buggy, what about the firmware updates? In the past, Motorola and AT&T (I am sure Cingular will be no different) never provided updates to the MPx200. :-(
That's a big concern for me. If I knew there were regular ROM updates I wouldn't worry so much. That's why I wish there were an HP branded Smartphone. If anything, they have always been great about posting updates to their Pocket PC devices.
I found two people who had the phone and commented.
One said his pictures looked fine on the phone, and didn't have any immediate way to transfer them to a PC. He also wanted to charge his phone for 24 hours before using it more.
The other one who started this new bad picture rumor couldn't manage to post anything but broken links of the pictures he took. Therefore I have yet to find any reliable source to confirm any of these flaws.
It seems that the price is not much a concern for those considering Mpx220. I mean, come on, $349 for a phone, with so much problem, when you can get a Mpx200 for almost nothing. In fact I made $20 when I order Mpx200 with 1 year contracts.
Is probably a toss up with the ones off a Treo 600, I rather they improve the sensor than increase the resolution, if the sensor is marginally, the increased resolution just make the pix look that much worse, IMHO.
I have been using a Voq & except for the lack of B/T, I've found the volume, ringer, speakerphone, RF, and navaigation w/ joystick is simply a cut above the 220, especially the RF.