Motorola's Fall 2003 Lineup
Motorola was one of the first to market with a commercial UMTS 3G phone. The A830 has been one of the premiere handsets for recent 3G launches in Europe and Asia. Building on its early success, the company is planning a major offensive on the UMTS front over the next year.
Whereas the A830 has a stub antenna and a clip-on camera, the A835 features a fully integrated camera and internal antenna. Since it was first announced, the phone has received a much-needed re-styling. The A835 will be available later this quarter.
While the A830 and A835 were simply Motorola's first UMTS 3G phones, the new A920 will mark the start of Motorola's real "A-series" 3G phones. These high-end models include PDA and PC-like features for serious business users. The A920 has a touchscreen with stylus, and runs Symbian OS 7.0 with the UIQ interface (similar to the Sony Ericsson P800).
The A925 is simply another variant based the same design. Both models feature 208x320-pixel, 65,000-color TFT displays and Internet browsers that can display full web pages, including Flash. The A925 also features KJava gaming, and is slated for release in the 4th quarter.
In 2004, Motorola will expand its portfolio to include UMTS 3G models in all of its major model lines. In the V-series of stylish clamshells, Motorola will release the V1000, which sports dual cameras, dual color displays, and an internal antenna. The company will also release an E-series model with a focus on entertainment, and a C-series model designed to bring features like point-to-multi-point video to the mass market.