Phone Scoop

printed September 1, 2015
See this page online at:
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=922

Home  ›  News  ›

Motorola Unleashes New High-End Phones

Article Comments  35  

Jul 27, 2004, 12:00 AM   by (staff)

Motorola today announced a slew of new phones with advanced features.

Motorola also issued a formal announcement for the previously-revealed MPx220 Windows Mobile smartphone, which will be available Q4 2004.

more info at Motorola »
more info at Motorola »

AD

Comments

This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.

phone_guru101

Jul 27, 2004, 7:07 PM

Quadband

why cant every other GSM phone maker follow moto's footsteps and just make every phone quad-band?
I've been asking the same question. Obviously it's not too difficult to add the 850 mhz capability to the GSM tri-band phones... Motorola, quality issues nonwithstanding, will continue to get all of my business. Now they have the first quad-band phone...
(continues)
good question....money perhaps? It would seem to make life easier for both people who travel and those of us who stay at home.

Even if we are homebodies, most people eventually go somewhere where they need to call home, and if that's out of the U....
(continues)
Two reasons:

1. The first reason is antennas. Practically all modern GSM phones - especially tri-band ones - technically have quad-band radios, it's just the antenna that's not quad, and the firmware is set to match the antenna.
...
(continues)
...
For the same reason why we can't get some of the neat phones that people in Europe get. Money! How much money would U.S. cellphone companies lose if they actually came out with a phone that gave you everything you needed? They rely on us to buy phon...
(continues)
quadband phones have been relatively expensive to make in the past and very few people actually need them.

You needed at least two power amplifiers and some pretty complex front end circuitry. I don't know of any vendors of RF integrated circuits ...
(continues)
disturbed1

Jul 28, 2004, 3:41 PM

Bluetooth

I've noticed that Motorola's been really kickin up the use of bluetooth in their handsets. Now I know that they're a member of the Bluetooth SIG, but is this going to become a standard feature with their new phones?

I'm a big bluetooth fan, I love the convenience and universality of it and would absolutely LOVE for it to become as standard as a color screen has become.
Motorola, Nokia and Sony Ericsson all already make Bluetooth standard in their high-end phones. I think that you will see BT expand to certain mid-range models, but no, I don't think you'll see it in low-end phones any time soon. It will always add no...
(continues)
...
linkfeeney

Jul 28, 2004, 9:05 AM

motorola new phones are all GSM!

I think motorola and all other companies are like giving up on verizon and sprint cdma cause it's not worth it! When the world uses GSM and 3G. What's the point?! All the cool looking phones are GSM anyway! WORD!
I am a sprint pcs customer and saddly i have to agree that i've always preferred gsm phones and gsm phones keep looker better and better to me at least.

gsm is the bigger market. you spend tens of millions developing and marketing a phone for the ...
(continues)
linkfeeney said:
I think motorola and all other companies are like giving up on verizon and sprint cdma cause it's not worth it!


Not at all. This batch of announcements all happen to be GSM or WCDMA, but that's only...
(continues)
...
MrFisch13

Jul 27, 2004, 2:44 AM

all this wait for the v600 then comes the 620 hahah

after all the commotion and arguing and whining now a better replacement is here ahahah the 620 improve every flaw in the 600
MrFisch13 said:
after all the commotion and arguing and whining now a better replacement is here ahahah the 620 improve every flaw in the 600


Not to mention the RAZR V3. And T-Mo will have them - some time in 2005, ...
(continues)
...
MrFisch13 said:
after all the commotion and arguing and whining now a better replacement is here ahahah the 620 improve every flaw in the 600
Now we'll have to wait while Moto fixes all the new flaws in the 620, eh?
disturbed1

Jul 27, 2004, 12:54 AM

first post!!!

ok...is it just me or is Moto movin REALLY fast? It's got how many phones that have been announced and not released, or horribly delayed and yet it's continually announcing updates and new phones. For whatever reason the marketing dept. at Motorola has been hyping REALLY early and not releasing in a time frame that allows for American consumer's impatience.

Remember the a840, v710, a630, v180, Mpx220....oh wait...they haven't been released yet. How CAN we remember them if we haven't gotten our hands on them?
The A840 and V710 were announced in March. The A630 was announced just a few weeks ago, and the MPx220 was only officially announced today.

That these phones have not been released yet is no surprise. 3-6 months lead time between announcement and r...
(continues)
...
raulr

Jul 27, 2004, 11:15 AM

Other Big Motos Announced

Rich,

You're missing the new 3G Motos (C975 and V975)...

http://www.motorola.com/mediacenter/news/detail/0,,4 ... »


Pictures can be found here...
http://www.motorola.com/motoinfo »
They're for EMEA and Asia only. WCDMA 2100, so not for the U.S.
...
 
 
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to Phone Scoop News with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Twitter Phone Scoop on Facebook Subscribe to Phone Scoop on YouTube Follow on Instagram

 

All content Copyright 2001-2015 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.
1