Motorola MPx and MPx220
Born: 2004 (MPx and MPx220)
Technology: GSM (MPx and MPx220)
Introduced midway through 2004, the MPx and MPx220 were part of Moto's first serious attempts at a smartphone. With its dual-hinged design and full keyboard, the MPx was the more peculiar and powerful of the two. It ran on Windows Mobile 2003 and offered voice dialing, a 1-megapixel camera, a memory card slot, Wi-Fi, and an Infrared port (remember those?). Though it never made it to a U.S. carrier, the MPx marked another example of Moto's design innovation. Dual-hinged phones continue to this day.
The MPx220 remains one of the few smartphones to sport a flip-phone design and a standard numeric keypad. The AT&T Wireless handset also ran on Windows Outlook 2003 and brought a similar feature set, though typing involved a bit more work.
CNET review bottom line: Motorola's MPx220 is a worthy choice for a Windows Mobile 2003 smartphone, though some of its features are less than perfect.
March 27, 2013 6:59 AM PDT
Photo by: CNET
| Caption by: Kent German
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