Feeds

Motorola parades touchscreen talker

Dare we say it? The latest iPhone killer?

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

The touchscreen mobile market has expanded yet again, following Motorola’s introduction of the MotoSurf A3100.

MotoSurf_A3100

Motrola's MotoSurf A3100: a touchscreen tablet talker

Described as a “touch tablet,” the device runs on Windows Mobile 6.1 but has a customisable home screen layer that can be personalised to provide everything from weather updates and news to calendar entries and messaging options.

Although the A3100 is a touchscreen device with 2.8in display, it can also be operated with a stylus or the omni-directional trackerball that sits in-between physical buttons for answering and ending calls.

The A3100 can support 3G connections of up to 7.2Mb/s and Wi-Fi, unlike the BlackBerry Storm which doesn’t support Wi-Fi. Tri-band GSM connectivity, Bluetooth and Assisted GPS are also integrated into the A3100.

Elsewhere on the MotoSurf phone you’ll find a three-megapixel snapper and a secondary VGA user-facing camera for making video calls.

MP3 audio files are supported and can be stored onto Micro SD memory cards of up to 32GB.

So far Motorola’s only been willing to say that the MotoSurf A3100 will be available in “multiple regions” during the first quarter of 2009. ®

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion
Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets
What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
prev story

Whitepapers

Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
10 threats to successful enterprise endpoint backup
10 threats to a successful backup including issues with BYOD, slow backups and ineffective security.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.