Best phone so far.fully loaded gadget ...with high end features (even better) Totally unbeatable ... can anyone tell me what's the price range (in Rs)of this phone in Indian Market...
Talk and Standby Time3
GSM Talk Time – Up to 6.8 hours GSM Standby Time – Up to 12.4 days
GSM: Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS: 12/12 WCDMA: HSDPA 7.2 850/1900/2100 Triband1
Window Mobile 6.1 Professional
USB 2.0 HS, Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology with A2DP2
2.8” QVGA with Touch Panel
MMS, SMS, Multi-Head IM, Email [Exchange]1
AMR, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI
MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 & WMV playback support, .3GP and .MP4 file playback support, H.263 capture support
3 megapixel auto focus, VGA secondary camera
256MB Flash, 128MB RAM, Micro-SD up to 32GB
Qualcomm MSM 7201A
Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Touch tablet smartphone
I was wondering how is the SMS function like? Does it use handwriting or virtual QWERTY keyboard or a virtual number pad?
the motorola a1300 is a great phone it is not a shity phone it is great
motosurf = best windows moile
zn5 = best camera phone
e8,em35 = best music phone
ve66,z10= best slider phone
motorola = best in the world
Im one of motorola fanz
Use it since V series, RAZR, n now still using SLVR L9
I've thinked to buy HTC diamond for WM n Wi-Fi, but decide to keep my money n wait for this MOTOSURF
I'm glad motorola now has a WM PDA phone
Hope it'll enter Indonesian market on March
htc toch diamond 340 eur
nokia 5800 280 eur (5800 is not win mobil )
while a3100 have update features than htc
My guess is the phone will come in at the $300+ range. $400 will not be an acceptable price when you compare other phones in the same category:
Nokia Tube (5800) - $400 mid on launch
HTC Touch Diamond - $400 mid on launch
Both phones have the same foundation of features (PDA, Full Touchscreen, Wifi, 3.2MP) plus a few more bells and whistles (accel, proxy sensor, tv out, fm radio).
I wonder why Moto left out the accelerometer and proxy sensor. Those things seem to be all the rage now in PDA buttonless phones.
For both Mustafa and nicksti, I'm glad both of you guys are really constructive in your comments. Your comments were fair and reasonable eventhough we all have our own perspectives but I really like how well the comments were laid out. I've been & read many comments in other phone model forums here that were ridiculously rude, unprofessional and bias. Really appreciate both your comments here with positive approaches and if others could just do the same, we all could save more time avoiding useless & pointless posts.
For Mustafa, fully agrees with you on the price point on this model. Since A3100 is positioned to compete against more established brands like HTC, Asus, O2 and the latest Acer that bought over Eten recently, initial market penetration is important to mark its present. I really hope its price could be more affordable & reasonable for people to grab them so that Moto could have a successful debut in WM PDA phone market.
Have a good day and looking forward for more from you guys here.
best of west
every thing are excellent :design , material , camera ,wifi, 3g,sound .volume , lcd ,
Mustafa, 11 Feb 2009That's definitely a valid point, but a 2.8 inch screen size was completely acceptable back in ... moreRemember a stylus vs finger really is a market segment thing.
I think the average consumer than wants a touchscreen phone will want a finger operated phone while the business exec that wants a touchscreen phone will want a stylus. Finger operated phones lack handwriting recognition which tend to be desirable for writing on touchscreen phones unless you are a texting teen (not including qwerty phones).
Also Windows Mobile just is not well suited to finger operation. I currently own an HTC Touch Pro and there are certain things that are too small to easily "grab" using your finger. The iPhone was built from the ground up for finger operation.
Stuart, 11 Feb 2009Personally I agrees with your comment on the screen size, I do hope many others would too but,... moreThat's definitely a valid point, but a 2.8 inch screen size was completely acceptable back in the day, when one could use a stylus without shame; it was common protocol for a smartphone. However, the stylus has become a thing of the past, something Apple has completely rendered "un-sexy" and no one wants to use a clumsy stylus. The trackball is a great solution, however, and the phone's user interface does look intuitive. However, Motorola needs a flaghship phone for consumers to look to. Not everyone will be the monster HTC touch HD, but when you see what HTC was able to accomplish with it, people became immediately impressed. I know I did, and with that impression they made I became interested in the other phones they are manufacturing. Motorola, I think, needs a phone that captures the eye. Trying to type, landscape even, on a phone that has less than a 3.0 inch screen is annoying for me, and I don't have overly large hands or fingers either. Also, the sexiness and consumer appeal of windows mobile isn't what it used to be either, Motorola's interface is gorgeous, and I, despite HATING past iterations of windows mobile (and it's standard and clunky interface today) was impressed when I saw the A3100 in action. However, if messaging becomes a problem or a nuisance due to a small screen, there's no way I can justify spending $400 on a device. I think other consumers will think the same. HOWEVER if the phone can be offered at a great contract price of $150 (in the states, again) after two year contract, Motorola will be kicking some serious butt.
Mustafa, 10 Feb 2009I love motorola's call quality on their phones and how many of them are solidly built (with th... morePersonally I agrees with your comment on the screen size, I do hope many others would too but, I guess they will not, unfortunately.
For me, I liked the screen size of the older models that I've used before which were 3.5" such as O2 XDA 1, XDA IIs and Dopod 900 with 3.6" (another version of XDA Exec). Ever since the XDA Mini came out sometime 2003 (I think), the sales shot up for the Mini so much that many other competitors started to produce Windows Mobile PDA phone with 2.8". If you can recalled, after O2 XDA Mini, companies like Dopod (like O2 at that time which was also manufactured by HTC) also launched the Dopod 818 & 838 Pro with 2.8" screen. In my country, both O2 & Dopod with 2.8" screen sold so many units that they created huge awareness and demand on Windows Mobile PDA phone at that time. I would say that was a golden time for WM PDA phones. My friend who was among the pioneer in distributing WM PDA phones at that time made his fortune then - unlike now. The 2.8" screen size was well liked due to its overall smaller size and was well accepted by the younger generations who were willing to spend to get the latest gadgets. For a number of years, almost all WM PDA phones were 2.8", O2 tried to come back with 3.5" when they launched the O2 Flame with 2GB internal memory on a 3.5" but faced with huge failure on the bigger screen. For those who have tried 3.5" screen like me, I didn't mind the size of the phone, viewing movies, reading texts, writing were all better in my opinion. Like I said earlier, many will disagree with me due to personal preference. Lately, there's an indication of bigger screens coming back from phones like IPhone & Samsung Omnia even though they were not exactly 3.5" but they were bigger than the normal 2.8" as a whole. Even HTC has a new 4" screen size now. I believe it boils down to the way manufacturers market them, the user's perception and many user's perception are easily swayed by advertisements. If the 3" screen size are slowly coming back in trend, then this what it's gonna be for the time being until the next trend.... (who knows what). So screen size is just a matter of personal preference, if I were a PDA phone manufacturer now, I'll produce a model that has 2.8" because this is what the majority of the people wanted, I wouldn't want to risk coming out with a 3.5" now (some people might call it Jurassic park era of WM PDA phones) and face with lower sales and profit in the end. In business, the ultimate goal are the sales & profit, so minority's preferences are rarely taken into account.
Mustafa, 10 Feb 2009I love motorola's call quality on their phones and how many of them are solidly built (with th... moreyeah 2.8inch on full touchscreen is to small & still use old colour technology Zz..Zz expensive OS with 65k colour LoL Zz..Zz
Oh and here's the phone for $389 USD, you have to create a free account with this site to check the price:
I love motorola's call quality on their phones and how many of them are solidly built (with the exception of the first RAZR) but a 2.8 inch display on a touch phone is laughable now. It's really pathetic, especially when you consider the thickness of the device. It should be at least 3 inches, that .2 makes a HUGE difference on a cell phone.