Motorola Debuts 3G Smartphone in Japan
(From the WWJ Team, June 16, 2005)
(You can only see the preview on the GLOCOM Platform)
DoCoMo's hybrid 3G-PDA M1000 handset is off the showroom floor and finally on the street. WWJ was at the M1000 launch event and we've put together a quick video program showing just what sort of hoops this smartphone jumps through. Previewed at an April 15 press conference, the tri-band business-use handset from Motorola juggles W-CDMA, GSM and GPRS for global roaming, opens Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs as well as PDF files, and allows multiple email functions including POP and IMAP email. Internet access channels through the Opera 7.5 browser. DoCoMo took the (daring) step of dropping i-mode capability for the M1000 in favor of global compatibility. More PDA than phone, all navigation is through the bright, 2.9-inch touch screen.