a3100 is widows mobile and like all widows mobile has 65k color exampell : x1 htc touch hd and ...
this is stupid ... an overall ok phone with a 65k colour screen ??? are they serious ?? how can they compete with N97 or lg arena ??
the screen better not be too small at 3.5 inch would be perfect 4 it can somone tell me what size the screen is in inch firstname.lastname@example.org
if it can be updated to windows mo 7 then this will be so cool im gonna buy it sell it and then make lots of money coz its not released in irland and u.k and most cuountries
Yes, very nice design! Think it's great. Is this device upgradable to windows mobile 6.5?
Excellent voice quality ; 3.5mm audio jack; great build quality;good 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED ; great processor ; nice design ;nice interface
It has been a long time since Motorola has made a touchscreen Windows Mobile handset. There was the dual-hinge MPx300 announced in 2004 but that model was canceled after a limited release in a few Asian countries and can be considered a rarity these days. Today, we have the Motorola Surf A3100. Though it isn't an attention grabber like the MPx300, at least it is available now at S$638 without operator subsidies.
First announced at CES in January, the A3100 does not have a physical keypad. While some may balk at the liberal use of curves on this model, it's actually a refreshing departure from all the predominantly black or silver devices with straight edges. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but will be a good option for those bored with the more serious-looking phones.
While the A3100's shape and size may not garner universal approval, the use of materials is definitely top-notch. The bezel surrounding the front has a shiny metallic finish, while the back is constructed out of matte metallic material. Though the device isn't exactly light at 120g, the build quality is excellent.
Notice the trackball below the screen.
(Click for larger image)Below the screen display is a trackball in the center and the Call and Hang up keys. There are no physical softkeys, so getting to contextual menus will require you to touch the bottom part of the screen. The trackball is similar to what you find in many BlackBerry devices. This navigational tool worked fine for the most part and acts as a selector when depressed. Though you can adjust the sensitivity in the settings, we found it not as responsive as BlackBerry's implementation. Also, given the available space below the panel, it would have been great if Motorola gave us an OK key, too, just so we don't have to keep moving our thumb up to the top-right corner to get out of menus and applications.
A power button sits on the top-left corner of the device, one that is unnecessarily tiny which made turning the set on difficult at times. On the left, you have dedicated volume controls, and on the right, a camera shortcut.
The A3100 comes with a microSD card slot found behind the battery cover. Swapping cards does not require you to remove the battery, so that's good. Syncing is done using a micro-USB port on the left edge. While some may lament the use of micro- rather than mini-USB, we don't find it a big deal because the industry will be transitioning to micro-USB and it will be pretty common soon.
Music lovers will be overjoyed to know that there is a dedicated audio port on the A3100 of the 3.5mm variety. This means you will be able use your favorite headphones without having to mess with adapters.
A 3-megapixel camera is found on the back and this comes with autofocus and an LED for lighting up darkly lit subjects. There is also a VGA camera on the front, above the screen, for making video calls.
100 Moto, 23 Mar 2009Moto phones don't last for more than a week? Let's see the following examples:
- My 2 olde... moreGuess u missed the A1200..
most probably u will have stashed somewhere with those Gems... any body who complains about MOto has never modded his phone , I bricked my moto after umpteen unsuccesful tries to Brick it.
Moto has had their bad days and always they have innovated..and ppl have copied them...
Hi everybody i had my internet problem fixed.I insisst that this phone is more than simple. For instance i saw my friend's blackberry storm and i asked my self what is the big deal about that phone. The only thing in which i am going to accuse motorola is that it hasn't come in greece Y E T. I don't understand! We excist too. Why is everything for China only? Is because the president of Motorola in greece is(.......) or what?
this phone is nothing special at all but i guess its special for moto? i mean no one expects much from them anywayz. moto come out with something that more people would even consider buying.
possibly have a look at nokia, samsung, htc, LG, SE if you've run out of ideas. or maybe try make another razr phone like razr4xxxy, razr5yxyx or even aura2000.....fail :P
im come back from vacation
Yes. These kinds of phones are probably out by now but not this one. Cool to feel in when you hold in your hand, amazing form factor and very fast. Good Job Moto :)
In my experience Motorola phones do not give any more trouble than any other phone on the market with a similar design.
I think the people that had bad experiences with Moto were people that owned the original V3 RAZR. Those phones were very fragile and they were bound to be. A flip phone that thin is prone to ribbons breaking and not being able to absorb shock when dropped.
The A3100 I said a while back in the comments is well positioned in the Touchscreen PDA phone segment. The only other alternative is the Touch Diamond. This beats the Diamond in Quad Band, Card Slot, Processor, LED Flash, 3.5mm audio jack.
Nicely done Moto.
I would like to see a review of this phone by GSMArena it looks very ....boring and 2008 stuff but i think it's a little underrated i know that motorola make pretty sturdy phones with good batterries (at least they made them a few years ago) and i read that the speed and response of this device are excelent.If it has a reasonable price it would make a best seller pretty fast everyone wants to see specs (camera,screen,megapixels and etc.) but the actual performance of the phone is a totaly different thing and i want to know a users opinion about the device .