Windows Mobile Smartphones Finally Arrive in the U.S.!
After being available in Europe for almost a year, Windows Mobile Smartphones are finally available here in the U.S.
First to market is AT&T Wireless with the Motorola MPx200 clamshell with the Microsoft "Windows Powered Smartphone 2002" OS.
I have been using the MPx200 for almost a month now and have really grown fond of the smaller profile, solid feel and sleek clamshell design. It comes with a solid suite of programs such as:
The ever familiar Today screen which, like the Pocket PC, can be customized to your individual taste
Pocket Outlook with the normal Inbox, Contacts, Tasks and Calendar functionality
Pocket Internet Explorer
Windows Media Player
ActiveSync to synchronize Outlook via USB, IR or GPRS wireless network connection
A quick and easy Smartdial feature
MSN Messenger for IMing all your friends on the go
An outstanding Utilities Suite that includes a file manger, task manager, space manager and systems info utility.
With current Rebates you can get over $170.00 off at Amazon.com lowering your price of the MPx200 to as little as $99.99. Check here to verify current offerings.
Toshiba's New Blue, Sleek and Snappy e400 Pocket PC
Packaged in a lightweight blue design and competitively priced with work/life productivity features including hands-free applications and a Secure Digital (SD) media slot, the Toshiba Pocket PC e405 provides the performance you need and the ability to manage your working and personal lives.
With a blazing 300MHz Intel PXA261 processor, 64 MB of SDRAM and 16 MB of Flash ROM, the e405 is a powerful mobile solution. The 3.5 TFT Transreflective Color display offers 240 x 320, 16-bit resolution a back light, and 5 step brightness control. The intuitive touch panel uses the analog resistance sensitive system, along with a 5-way navigation button and 4 application keys (calendar, contacts, task, and menu) and a 3 function navigator. There is also a SDIO (Secure Digital) card slot (3.3V) for greater power and flexibility.