"Today, Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies, announced the debut of the Motorola MPx — a revolutionary mobile device combining always-on connectivity in a never-before-seen form factor. The Motorola MPx brings real-time assistance to mobile professionals – at work, on the road, at home and at play.
Part of the Motorola MOTOPro™ series of handsets featuring Microsoft Windows® Mobile software, the MPx delivers a radical new approach to communications for the mobile professional. The dual-hinge device opens both lengthways as a terrific clamshell phone and in landscape mode as an exceptional email device with a wide screen and full QWERTY keyboard. The model MPx accomplishes this with a familiar, easy-to-navigate interface like the one you’re used to on your Windows® office desktop."
Looks like the Motorola MPx300 is really the MPx - no number attached. That lacks some marketing power in my view, but the specs more than make up for it.
• "Microsoft Windows Mobile™ software allows compatibility with all Pocket PC applications
• Large dual hinge landscape and portrait color display for an enhanced experience for gaming, as well as viewing streaming video, photos, applications and more
• External color display for selecting MP3 music, etc.
• One of a kind stylish form factor optimized to consume convergence clutter
• Integrated 1.3 mega pixel camera for on-the-go photo capture
• 2.8” 240x320 TFT touch screen for easy data input that also works with a stylus
• Multi-function QWERTY keyboard for easy text entry and managing e-mail
• Embedded 802.11b wireless networking for high speed Wi-Fi access
• Integrated Bluetooth® technology for seamless connectivity with compatible devices
• Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS) for sending photos, wallpaper, icons, ring tones and more
• SD/MMC slot allowing up to 1 GB of add-on memory for adding business applications, productivity tools, games and more
• IrDA (Infra red) and built-in "Active Sync" protocol to sync with Microsoft Outlook including email, address books, etc."
The above features were grabbed from the Motorola PDF document.
PPCW.net has some further information and pictures
(although the pictures of what I think is the MPx look very odd
). infoSync World has also published a brief article on the unit
. All in all, this is perhaps the most innovative Pocket PC device ever released, and I applaud Motorola for pushing into a new realm of hardware design.