Motorola strikes back

Smartphone? Sure! (Paragon II)

Motorola has a new Symbian OS - based phone in the works. It is scheduled for release at the end of 2003. It is called the Paragon II. It is tri-band phone (900/1800/1900), with support for WCDMA2100. The handset has a touchscreen which can show 65k colors and an impressive 208x320 pixels. It will weigh 5.9 oz. Its dimensions will be 4.9" x 2.36" x 0.95". It will support cHTML, XML and HTML. Also will have VPN support, Voice control and commands, Instant messanger, integrated GPS and MP3, SD I/O card, 802.11. This phone is designed to compete with the new generation phone/PDA devices like Sony Ericsson P800 and Nokia 7650. We think that features-wise the phone will be comparable to the P800. Paragon II sports a built-in digital camera in contrast with lower-end phones which feature this as an accessory. The phone will have support for bluetooth, a mail client and a slot for MMC cards. An innovation which sets this phone aside from the competition is the inclusion of a built-in sound card with support for 3D sound. According to reports this phone may actually appear as early as April of 2003.

Paragon II

Paragon II Specs:
• Symbian OS 7.0
• C++, J2ME
• cHTML, XML, HTML support
• VPN Support
• Haptics - Sensors - Light, vibration, etc
• Polyphonic Speaker with 3D sound and speakerphone
• Intergrated Bluetooth
• SD I/O Card and Accessories
• Instant Messanger

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