jojo, 22 Jan 2009a3100 is realy beter than x1 & iphone3g & n97 ...You are wrong. X1 is better than A3100.
Motorola has decided to release it in Europe somewhere in Q3 or Q4 2009, so don't expect it soon. It's mostly targeted to China and Australia so we must hope Motorola release some other nice smartphones for the European marked, hopefully the Motorola Flash but i doubt it...
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2009actually the color difference is quite noticeable for me. I've had the K850i (256k) then it br... moreSo if I give you a phone which you're not familiar with, let's say something like Moto E2 or EM35 or Z8, and "without reading the specs", you can tell me if the mon has 65K or 262K or 16 mil color?
To me, I can't tell the difference between my Z8 and Q9 and EM35...
I just thought of sharing with you guys on my experience with Windows Mobile PDA phone.
Way back in year 2001, my first PDA was Palm V, switched to Compaq 3850 about 6 months later as Windows Mobile 2002 came into the market. I was very much impressed with Windows at that time, the display graphics, the calendar / reminder function, Notes, To do list, handwriting recognitions was much better than Palm's (eventhough I was already used to Palm's style). Switched to O2 XDA 1 in 2002, the first Windows based PDA that comes with built in phone. It was cool, turning heads whenever I was using it with the stylus. At that time, it was rumored to be better than the Nokia 9210i Communicator.
Fast forward a bit, since then I have used HP 6365, O2 Xda IIs, Nokia 9210i Communicator, Dopod 818 pro, Dopod 900 and now Asus P735, considered not many by some people’s standard. Everytime I switched, I realized I fell into retailers’ pitch, new Windows Mobile version (WM 2002 to WM 2003 SE, WM 5, WM 6.0), additional RAM, better camera and so on. Today, with my Asus P735, which was launched in 2007, the 500 Mhz “Turbo” processor, 256 ROM, Mini SD card storage, Wifi, 3G (again, NEVER used), GPS, Bluetooth and WM 6.0 – the specs aren’t too far from today’s high end WM PDA Phones in the market, in fact, it’s better than some of today’s PDA phones which are running on 200 Mhz or 400 Mhz processors.
I’m sure many readers here have experienced Windows Mobile before so for those who are just coming to it now, I would say you are either going to love it or hate it. There’s no right or wrong here, just personal preferences. For me, if given a choice to choose only one phone between a WM PDA phone or a “normal” non-PDA phone, I’ll go for a WM PDA phone anytime. The features are complete as stated above, only thing is you’ll need an additional charger, USB PC cable charger, car charger or travel charger. Eventhough most of this thing has over 1000Mah battery in it, it’ll drain fast if you’ve many features running at once. For example, I’ll have my Bluetooth on while connected to a wifi spot surfing and at times I’ll update my worldwide news channels like International Herald Tribune, CNET news, PC World, AFP World news for reading pleasure. Incredible feature without having to pay a single cent!!. I can sync Words doc. And Excel xls files, client’s quotations, correspondences into this pocket PC for reference or editing anytime, even include them as attachment in emails using this device too. I also loved the calendar / reminder as it has various snoozing options and very organized viewing options. Screen’s bigger so viewing videos is clearer and software availability – so many there’re unaccountable. On the other hand, many dislike PDA phones for their size especially the earlier models where the bigger ones have 3.6 inches screen but believe me, the text size, graphics and icons were all well displayed. I always tell my friends that having this device is like having a secretary with you 24/7 without having the headache of annual raise, bonuses and listening to their complaints.
Lastly, I still love my ROKR E8 and previous V8 with Linux but for me these phones are dedicated specifically for calling and answering calls because of their impressive Crystaltalk feature, other than that my current WM PDA phone is doing all the other tasks that have contributed or enhanced my work productivity all this while. So for Motorola’s A3100, I’d say good work from Moto, might need to reduce it’s selling price in order to compete with other established brands for now.
OK. Friends , it's been 5 days since i last visited this site and i still didn't catch it. Why are you making such a deal about the colors of this phone. I didn't even undertand who supports it and who doesn't. I hardly recomment you to see any of the videos about this phone in youtube. They may not be so so satisfying but you can see that this phone rocks!!! I don't care about the colors or the resolution because the fact that it has new moded windows mobile skin makes it special for me. One inovation per time!!!!
Anonymous, 21 Jan 2009actually the color difference is quite noticeable for me. I've had the K850i (256k) then it br... moreHave you forgotten about the possibility that the phone's "poor" 65 K display can be compensated by a large screen resolution? A 16 M display on a 240x320 resolution can be defeated with a 565 K display on 640x480 pixel resolution.
100 Moto, 21 Jan 2009Call me naive, can you tell me how many Windows Mobile based phones have more than 65K color screen?There are only 3 phones that claim to have 265k colors and run Windows Mobile PocketPC (touchscreen). The Mitac MIO A502 and the Samsung i740 were apparently never released. The LG Incite was the only one released but it claims to have 256K colors (65K effective), whatever that means.
jjsoviet, 20 Jan 2009Can you even tell the difference between a 65 K, 256 K, and 16 M color display from a first lo... moreactually the color difference is quite noticeable for me. I've had the K850i (256k) then it broke and i bought Nokia 5610 (16M) and the very first thing i notice about the phone is the screen is GORGEOUS!! the color depth is much much better. I didnt compare the 2 phones side by side since my K850i broke so bad i couldnt. But i can totally tell the color difference.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 200965K colors ?!! do thy still make this type pf screen's!! :(I heard the 65K is restricted by Windowns Mobile OS.
Anonymous, 20 Jan 200965K colors ?!! do thy still make this type pf screen's!! :(Call me naive, can you tell me how many Windows Mobile based phones have more than 65K color screen?
Can i upgrade from Windows Mobile 6.1 to Windows Mobile 6.5 on A3100 or any Windows Mobile device??
awsome..i think world needs Moto to rock. The Koreans are just copycats and Rim and apple are only into smart phones, Htc seems to be a one hit wonder with Touch the only successful model.
Nokia needs SE and Moto to fire to keep them on their toes. If these two companies go under we will be left with very limited options either Nokia or chinese knock offs
Anonymous, 20 Jan 200965K colors ?!! do thy still make this type pf screen's!!
:(Can you even tell the difference between a 65 K, 256 K, and 16 M color display from a first look? No, the color depth difference is not that noticeable by the naked eye. Remember that bigger is not better.