Motorola MPX200 Review

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The Motorola MPX200 represents a radical departure for Motorola; abandoning their Symbian operating system in favor of a Microsoft based OS. The phone is very functional, especially on a business level—although the Windows Media program acts as an MP3 and video player—and the sleek design, lightweight, and small size should recommend this phone over a number of organizers and mobile phones alike.

Although the operating system on the MPX200 is based on Microsoft’s, it is somewhat difficult to get used to using it on a small scale. Luckily, this phone has a very easy to manipulate number keypad, a 5-way directional keypad above that, and a 3-way jog control on the side of the phone, not to mention the “back” and “home” functions, which do exactly what their names sound like.

Although the phone lacks Bluetoothä Connectivity, and MMS, the remaining data transfer services are more than adequate. One glaring omission on the MPX200 is the lack of a digital camera of any sort. In the cellular phone market today, an integrated camera is de rigueur, and without it the phone is lacking one of the major modern features of hand held devices.

But the tech addict should be satisfied with some of the nifty bells and whistles that come with the MPX200. An innovative name search—direct from the menu page—allows you to call up contacts just by entering the first few letters of their names. The Microsoft OS is a real change for mobile phones, and allows a much more comprehensive interface to manage your content.

All of this makes it sound like the MPX200 is a PDA. Well, it is also a phone, with excellent reception and a high maximum volume. The screen is bright and beautiful, with many colorful themes that take full advantage of the 65,536 colors and 176 X 220 pixels of the MPX200.

As a starting point on the road to more remarkable operating systems for our phones, the MPX200 is very good. Many improvements need to be made, however, and the addition of a digital camera would be very nice.

All in all, a good phone for general use and for doing business.

The main features of the Motorola MPX200:

  • Microsoft OS
  • Tri Band: GSM 900/1800/1900
  • MP3 Player
  • Speaker Phone
  • 32-Tone Polyphonic and MP3 Ringtones
  • Video Playback
  • Predictive Text
  • E-mail
  • SMS
  • 65,536 Color Display
  • Internal Antenna
  • Flip Form
  • Game (Solitaire)
  • Organizer (Compatible with Microsoft Office)

Technical Specifications of the Motorola MPX200:

  • Weight: 118 g.
  • Talktime: 5 h.
  • Standby time: 110 h.
  • Battery: 850 mAh
  • Memory: 32 MB
  • Height: 89 mm.
  • Width: 48 mm.
  • Depth: 27 mm.
  • Display Width: 176 pixels
  • Display Height: 220 pixels

The features that the Motorola MPX200 is missing:

  • Digital Camera
  • Video Recording
  • Javaä
  • MMS
  • Bluetoothä Connectivity
  • FM Radio
  • Touchscreen
  • Infrared Connectivity

Accessories available for the Motorola MPX200:

  • Extra Batteries
  • Handsfree Device
  • Car Cigarette Lighter Charger
  • Desk Speaker Stand
  • Alternate Covers
  • TransFlashä Memory Cards