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Motorola launches A760 Linux-Phone in PRC
Posted: 03-Nov-2003 [Source: Motorola]

[The Linux-based Motorola A760 dual mode GPRS handset supports WAP2.0, WML, C/x/iHTML, MMS, MP3, and embedded Bluetooth. The A760 is now shipping in China and soon in other Asian markets.]

Hangzhou, PRC -- The newest mobile phone from Motorola to launch in the People's Republic of China is raising the stakes for mobiles. It offers more, does more and is quite simply...MOREMOTO. For those who want a single device to give them everything they could wish for...and more, the model A760 clamshell smart phone is the first to run on the Linux operating system (OS), offering the full complement of mobile communications capabilities, Java(tm) technology, e2e solutions and entertainment, elegantly packaged in a sleek contoured design. The Motorola A760 may look like a mobile phone and it certainly behaves like a mobile phone, but it is much, much more than a mobile phone, extending the experience for the personal and the enterprise user.

Available in major retail outlets across China, this Phone-PDA-MP3 device is the perfect complement for the busy and successful executive or the energetic entrepreneur, those who expect more from life and are guiding their own destiny to make sure they achieve more and get more out of everything they do, including their mobile phone.

Mike Sudol, vice president and general manager for GSM products in Asia Pacific had this to say about the Motorola A760: 'In this single device, phone, messaging, email and high performance are a given. Productivity and pleasure combine in a stylish design that will empower the enterprise environment as well as it will engage individual preferences away from work. This smart phone is 'moreish' through and through, featuring effortless speech recognition that needs no training and allows users to connect with anyone in their phone book by simply talking to the phone. Smarter handwriting recognition needs no training on the part of the user, while the generously proportioned, full colour touch screen can playback up to 5 minutes of video recording.

The A760 offers best-in-class Java performance in terms of speed, multimedia support, and J2ME(tm) functions, making it easier for the developer community to create a whole host of applications from games to mobile finance, location based services and vertical enterprise solutions. All these will allow the busy executive or socialite and the successful entrepreneur to get more done in their high-powered daily lives.

Some of the leading applications pre-loaded into the A760 include Standard & Poor's Stock Quote for access to most of the world's major stock markets, a full-version dictionary capability from KingSoft guaranteed to add even more polish to the user's data communication, Mobile Map/City Guide locator from Sichuan GreatWall, and for those idle moments in between meetings and social activities, Dou Di Zhu, poker from the country's most famous game portal, OurGame.com.

This dual mode GPRS handset that fits the palm like a glove supports WAP2.0, WML and C/x/iHTML. Personal and enterprise email are more accessible thanks to the embedded VPN/SSL wireless security module in the A760 hand phone. Business professionals can access their company messages and intranet information through their email client, browser or SSL secured Java applications in very secure mode. Moreover, mobile commerce applications like mobile banking, stock watching, insurance, etc, can be run in the SSL encrypted environment.

For that more personal touch users can download their own individual ring tone from the wide range available, and enhance their individuality by bringing their own note of colour to their high resolution display screen from the full palette offered. And what is more, MMS, MP3, electronic photo album, plus full synchronization enabled by embedded Bluetooth(r) wireless technology are also included in this single device.

But there's more, much more. In offering high performance and seamless versatility, enabled by a powerful processor, the A760 makes no concession to stylish design, great ergonomics and ease of use. Hands-free speaker phone capability allows for multi-tasking and conferencing on the move, the easy to use embedded camera makes sure nothing of interest is missed, and the MP3 capability brings music to relieve stress or lift the spirits. Who could ask for anything more?

The A760 is available in China's major mobile phone stores in the month of October and will be launched in other Asian markets shortly afterwards.

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