Motorola today announced the new Motorola A780 -- a truly converged device offering the speed of EDGE technology coupled with the open, flexible environment of Java™ + Linux to deliver the ultimate handset for both work and play.
The classically chic A780 is designed to offer a rich end-user mobile experience that includes intense mobile office connectivity plus multi-media entertainment. It combines the ideal features of a mobile phone with the capabilities of personal digital assistant (PDA), digital camera, video player, and MP3 player packaged in one compact device featuring a brilliant 240 x 320 color touch screen and quad-band technology.
To support the business-side of life, the A780 harnesses the power of EDGE which offers increased efficiency and network speed (up to three times faster than wired dial-up), enabling consumers to download more content, faster. It features Bluetooth® wireless technology to allow for virtually instant wire-free connection between devices and the MOTOSYNC over-the-air synchronization solution for hassle-free coordination of corporate e-mail, calendar and contacts.
Built on an open Java + Linux platform, the A780 can also accommodate the coolest applications from games to productivity tools. Motorola launched the world’s first handset built on Java + Linux, the A760, last year. The new A780, along with the recently released E680, further the company’s commitment to making the Linux operating system a key pillar of its handset software strategy.
“As consumers’ work, home and social lives continue to converge, they need a device that will help them move seamlessly from one world to the next,” said Rob Shaddock, corporate vice president and general manager, GSM/TDMA Products, Motorola, Inc. “The Motorola A780 provides that link by delivering on all fronts -- as an office companion, entertainment source and design icon. The ability to view Microsoft Office applications, manage schedules and contacts via MOTOSYNC, capture and share streaming video* and utilize groundbreaking EDGE and Bluetooth wireless technologies make the model A780 a true must-have.”
Form Definitely Supports Function: Viewing PDF attachments, as well as Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, is simple and convenient with the model A780’s integrated document viewer. Surfing the Web with the full-html browser makes content look simply amazing on the large TFT color touch screen. And an easy-to-navigate user interface, built-in speakerphone and speaker independent voice dial provide even more mobile convenience.
Global entertainment is also made easy with features like built-in 1.3 mega pixel camera, video recording and playback, integrated MP3 player with enhanced sound and up to 48MB of removable TransFlash memory as well as multi-media messaging service (MMS) for sharing video, animations, photos and music with family and friends.
The Motorola A780 is expected to be available in Q4 2004.