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Kris Kumar
03-30-2005, 02:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.pocketpcmag.com/_archives/apr05/motorola.aspx' target='_blank'>http://www.pocketpcmag.com/_archives/apr05/motorola.aspx</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Over a year has passed since Motorola introduced its first Windows Mobile-based Smartphone, the critically acclaimed MPx200, an affordable and stylish clam-shell device based on Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 software. Demonstrating their commitment to the Microsoft platform, Motorola has just introduced a successor to this device-the MPx220. ... Motorola makes two versions of the MPx220: one with a silver case and the other with a blackish brown exterior. Interestingly, the texture of the phone surface differs between the two models. Unfortunately, you probably won't be able to select the color of your choice-you'll have to go with the version your wireless service provider offers."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Mar2005-MPx220.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Pocket PC Magazine has posted the hands on review of the Motorola MPx220 by Paul O'Brien, founder of MoDaCo. The highlight of the review is this statement - <i>"It may not be ground breaking, but the improvements over the MPx200 make it the king of the clamshell Smartphone hill!"</i>. :) And I wish I could select the color of this Smartphone at the time of purchase. The best part, since I exchanged this Smartphone twice, I could have owned the black version, then silver, and then black again. ;-)

Jerry Raia
03-30-2005, 06:52 PM
I don't remember the "The King of the Hill" as being something that needed to replaced twice!! I would have chosen the phrase "The Fool on the Hill" to describe it instead.

03-31-2005, 12:27 AM
It's such a "King of the Hill" that it's not even available on-line from Cingular any more, at least temporarily, with no "real" word from Cingular about what's really going on with this phone.

A good question to ask O'Brien is "Why didn't you check with Cingular about the removal of the phone from their www site before submitting your article? After all if it's that good what happened to it?" In fact I have asked him these questions via email. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say, and if he answers the questions.