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Motorola gets touchy-feely with MOTOSURF A3100 touchscreen smartphone

Snapshot by Ricky Cadden on Tuesday January 06, 2009.

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Motorola got all touchy-feely today at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show with its new MOTOSURF A3100. The A3100 is a touchscreen-based smartphone powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Motorola also developed a new widget-based homescreen for the MOTOSURF A3100, which should make for an enjoyable finger-friendly experience. The new homescreen also features an automatically-updating RSS reader, to keep you in the loop with the latest news, and a new trackball navigation device is available for those times when neither a finger or a stylus will do.

The MOTOSURF A3100 is packed with quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900MHz) and tri-band UMTS (850/1900/2100MHz), with HSPA and WiFi for high-speed data transfers. Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP support for stereo Bluetooth headphones is also on board. The 3 megapixel autofocus camera should help you get the perfect shot, while the microSD card slot allows for extra storage.

Motorola expects to begin shipping the MOTOSURF A3100 in Q1 2009 in Asia and China initially, with other potential markets to be announced at a later time. The company has provided no information on pricing yet.

Specifications for the Motorola MOTOSURF A3100
Operating System Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Band GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz UMTS 850/1900/2100MHz
Size 110mm x 59.7mm x 13.7mm (4.3" x 2.4" x .5")
Weight 119g (4.1oz)
Battery Life Estimated 12.4 days standby time
Estimated 6.8 hours talk time
Main Display 2.8" color QVGA (240x320 pixels) touchscreen TFT
Camera 3 megapixel autofocus, secondary front-facing VGA-resolution
Video Record/Playback
Messaging SMS/MMS/IM
Bluetooth Yes, with A2DP
Memory 256MB Flash ROM, 128MB RAM, microSD card slot
Availability Planned Q1, 2009
Other Speakerphone, aGPS support, widget-based homescreen


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Former news editor Ricky Cadden runs Symbian-Guru.com. Ricky is based in Texas.

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