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The Motorola Atrix is billed as the world's most powerful smartphone, featuring dual-core processing technology, which when combined with the device's qHD display provides a faster email, browsing, multimedia and gaming experience. Combine all of this with the Atrix's optional "webtop" hardware screen and keyboard docking station you can enjoy a truly mobile desktop capability.
Fingerprint recognition capability makes the device secure whilst still immediately accessible, and with 48GB of memory (16GB on board with support for up to 32GB of microSD card memory) you can carry around thousands of photos, songs, films and more.
The below video showcases some of the Atrix's powerful features:
You can view a wide range of videos on specific applications and also the wide range of accessories available for the Atrix in the Motorola section of the blog - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/motorola-atrix
In this article I shall give a brief overview of some of the Atrix's key features.
Detailed specifications are available on the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
Running Android 2.2, the Atrix features the usual 7 swipeable homescreens arranged left-to-right that will be familiar to Android veterans, with each screen having the ability to display any number of application or settings shortcuts, Internet-enabled widgets, hardware controls, contacts, web page shortcuts and more
A wide range of default Android shortcuts are available as well as a number of Motorola's own
The list of preinstalled applications on the Atrix is as follows:
As you'd expect from a business-centric phone, the Atrix features Exchange ActiveSync as standard, enabling you to synchronise email, contacts and calendar with a Microsoft Exchange server over the air (Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2 or later).
Setting up an Exchange email account does require that you enter a number of details, including your own email address, your username and password, and the domain that you belong to (depending on how your Exchange server has been configured)
Useful tip - if you're unsure what your domain information is, you can ask your IT department, but if you also log into a desktop or laptop, the domain will be the contents of the "Log Into" field when you log in, beneath the password field
By default all folders will be enabled for synhronisation, you can edit the properties of the account when finished and manually select what you wish to synchronise, and how often:
All mailbox folders are available:
Out of Office status and message can be set from the device as well as your default email signature:
When composing new email messages, suggestions from the Global Address List and local contacts will be displayed automatically:
The Atrix also boasts a clever feature whereby email messages containing attachments can be forwarded from the device without the need to first download the whole attachment (this feature requires Exchange 2007 or later):
The Atrix ships with the QuickOffice suite preinstalled, which provides the ability to view Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents as well as PDF files, but also the ability to create and edit Word and Excel files
Also included as standard is a file manager application, allowing you to keep track of where your documents are stored. A nice touch is the Shared Folders feature, which optionally allows you to share documents via WiFi with others
The Atrix can act as a 3G mobile wireless hotspot, providing Internet connectivity to any WiFi-capable client within range, such as your laptop. The wireless connection can be protected by WEP, WPA or WPA2 encryption for security:
From a laptop or desktop PC connected to the same network as the Atrix via its WiFi connection, it is possible to access and edit information held on the Atrix from your PC's web browser using the Phone Portal feature.
Connect to the wireless network from the Atrix and enable the Phone Portal. The phone's URL will be displayed on the screen:
From your PC, enter the same URL into the browser and the following interface will be displayed (provided that the PC is connected to the same network as the Atrix):
Enabling you to view and edit contacts, manage text messages, configure phone settings such as ring tone and, if using Internet Explorer, access the phone's file storage:
Featuring DLNA-certification, the Atrix can be used to share pictures, music and video with any other DLNA-capable device such as a TV, games console, PC or another Smartphone
The Atrix also includes a number of useful features including a Task Manager so you can keep track of what applications are running on your device that may be taking up memory or using the battery
The Data Manager utility keeps track of how much data you send and receive over the cellular connection and allows you to define profiles so that social networking applications may only use the WiFi connection to keep costs down
The Battery Saver lets you turn off features outside peak hours, such as overnight, to preserve battery life if you're not within reach of a charger
The Atrix is indeed a powerhouse of functionality, fast and responsive with plenty of storage. One slight annoyance I found when first powering on the phone is that you cannot use the phone initially without a SIM card inserted, but I imagine most people would have a SIM to put in, and once powered on for the first time you can then remove the SIM and continue to use the device.
The document editing and sharing feature will be a boon for professionals on the go who need to make last-minute adjustments to documents and share them without the need for a laptop and USB stick.
The WiFi hotspot also means should you have your laptop with you, you don't need an additional USB 3G dongle.
I haven't made mention of the Atrix's social networking integration in this post, but as with most Android smartphones you can rest assured that Twitter and Facebook updates can be delivered directly to your homescreen in a single feed.
The multimedia capabilities of the Atrix, especially when combined with the Smart Dock accessory make the device not only your laptop replacement, but your home cinema away from home, your hifi, your photo album and more.
Contact Brightpoint today on 0870 849 0225 for more information or to reserve yours, or visit the Atrix section of the blog for a wide range of product videos - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/motorola-atrix
Register for updates on the Official Motorola Atrix product page - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
Visit the Motorola web site for full specifications, pictures and videos.
Or visit the Motorola YouTube site - http://www.youtube.com/motorola
The life proof smartphone just got a whole injection of adrenaline. MOTOROLA DEFY™+ with a faster processor improving web surfing and multitasking, plus Android 2.3 for the smarter experience, plus a host of added apps to entertain you. And wherever you take the phone, its scratch resistant glass, water resistant and dust proof body keeps it protected for peace of mind.
The Motorola Defy+ has the same water-resistant and dustproof safeguards and Corning Gorilla Glass scratch-resistant display as the Defy, giving you the ultimate lifeproof phone. It also comes with a variety of new features that make it faster, smarter and richer than ever.
The lightning-fast 1GHz processor lets you keep up with your social networks and browse the web with ease, even on the go. Android 2.3 gives you the latest Android smartphone experience with Adobe Flash Player.
Motorola Media Link (http://www.motorola.com/medialink) lets you sync, back up and share your phone's content. The 5MP camera features a dual LED flash and automatic capture mode adjustment, so you know your pictures and videos will turn out great.
Plus, with a selection of great preloaded apps like Zinio digital magazine reader, 7digital music store and Cardio Trainer, your phone is not only lifeproof, it's boredom proof, keeping you entertained and informed on the go.
Zinio is the world-leading digital magazine subscription service, covering international and local titles. Perfect when you want to catch up on your favourite magazine without lugging it around.
Cardio Trainer keeps track of your exercise regime, running times and calorie count. Because Motorola Defy+ is water and dust-resistant, it's the perfect running mate.
Cardio Trainer includes:
With 7digital you can discover, buy and listen to music anywhere. You'll have your pick, with over 13 million songs available.
The Defy is marketed as being "Lifeproof": the small form-factor, extremely lightweight yet fully-featured Android Smartphone is water and scratch-resistant as well as dust proof, rendering it capable of withstanding the everyday abuse that most phones are subjected to during the course of their lives.
Combined with access to a massive range of both free and charged applications in the Google Android Market as well as always-on access to your mails, messages and social networks the device is also boredom proof.
Using Motorola's online MotoBLUR service, enabling you to remotely track your device using its built-in GPS capability as well as the ability to remotely wipe all data from your device in the event that it is lost or stolen, your device and personal information are also lostproof.
The Defy combines a wealth of functionality in a small, light yet strong package.
For a full list of technical specifications visit this article - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/motorola-defy-technical-specifications
At this stage in Android's development and popularity it's hopefully safe to assume that most of the blog's readers are familiar with the platform's capabilities in terms of enabling its users to fully customise the look and feel of their devices, adding shortcuts and bookmarks to commonly-accessed programs, web pages, contacts as well as device hardware controls, so I won't spend long covering these features: rest assured that as the Defy runs Android 2.1 (Eclair) all of the functionality you have come to expect from a device running Android is all here.
What Motorola does include on the Defy is their enhanced MotoBLUR interface and synchronisation service, similar in nature to HTC's Sense overlay, which I shall look at in more detail.
The Defy features the now traditional 7 homescreens, accessed by swiping to the left or right and an indicator at the bottom of the screen shows your position:
Motorola's range of home screen widgets provide at a glance access to social network updates, RSS feeds, emails and messages as well as one-click immediate access to bookmarks, contacts, music player and hardware controls, the look and feel, position and colour of which can be altered to suit your taste as can the homescreen wallpaper background.
The Defy comes pre-loaded with a wide range of applications that will satisfy most needs for on-the-go access to push email, social networking, satellite navigation, music and video playback, multimedia sharing as well as web browsing and document viewing. The full list of applications is as follows:
The Defy features Motorola's own email client rather than the standard Android software, as well as a native Google Mail client application - although GMail can be accessed using the Exchange AciveSync protocol if you prefer.
The Email client supports both POP and IMAP consumer email protocols as well Exchange ActiveSync for corporate access to email, contacts and calendar. Multiple email accounts of all types can be configured.
Setting up a consumer email account is a very simple process - the MotoBLUR software having the settings for most popular email providers built-in, requiring that you enter only your name, email address, username and password without needing to know incoming or outgoing mail server settings. NOTE this will require an active data connection to set up the account automatically.
Should you need to or prefer to enter the settings manually, this is also possible:
You can also specify how far back into the past messages should be stored on the device.
Setting up an Exchange ActiveSync email account requires that you know your mail server address and domain information, but your IT department can provide these details if you are unsure:
Again you can specify how far back into the past you want to sync your mail and can optionally choose to also select Contacts and Calendar information.
Both trusted and self-signed SSL certificates are supported.
Mailbox subfolders can also be accessed:
New email messages can be composed in full HTML with quick access to fonts, common text images and emoticons:
The Defy also features the Swype keyboard software which allows for rapid, fault-tolerant text entry by swiping your finger across all letters you wish to type in quick succession without the need to remove your finger from the keyboard between button presses.
The Defy supports USB, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity for PC synchronisation, multimedia and data sharing.
The 3G Mobile Hotspot application also allows you to share your device's 3G connection to the Internet with other WiFi clients, effectively turning your device into a portable mobile wireless access point. Connections can be optionally secured by both WEP and WPA to prevent unauthorised access to your data connection:
MediaLink is Motorola's free desktop synchronisation application for Windows, available for download from the Motorola web site (http://www.motorola.com/medialink). This software does not ship in the sales package and must be downloaded separately.
Once installed, the software enables synchronisation of music and playlists with both Windows Media Player and iTunes as well as synchronisation of pictures and videos:
And also enables you to backup and restore the contents of your SD memory card to your PC:
The Phone Portal application allows you to access the contents of the Defy's memory directly from the PC as well as view at-a-glance status information about the phone:
The feature works both via USB and WiFi, provided that both the Defy and the Windows PC are connected to the same local network:
The Defy's DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certification means that it is further possible to share multimedia data (pictures, videos and music) wirelessly with other DLNA-capable equipment, be it another Motorola Defy, a PC running Windows Media Player 11 or a DLNA-certified television:
When enabled, the Media Share application can monitor for available DLNA-capable devices and notify you when a device is in range:
MotoBLUR is Motorola's online device location, contact synchronisation and remote device security wipe platform. An account is required to use the feature, something you will be prompted to create if you don't have one already when the phone is first powered on, but registration is free and requires only that you specify a unique username and password.
The web site is available at http://motorola.com/motoblur
Running Android 2.1, the Defy is naturally able to enjoy all of the free "goodies" that Google releases first for its own mobile platform, the most impressive and powerful of which is unquestionably it Maps application, providing satellite imagery and travel directions updated live via the device's built-in GPS capability.
The bundled Amazon MP3 Player enables you to browse for, purchase and download music tracks directly to your device, where you can play them using the Defy's Connected Music Player. The Music player on the Defy is a portal to locally-stored tracks, Internet radio, podcasts, videos as well as the also bundled Soundhorn music identification software (similar to Shazam):
One very nice utility on the Defy which is, to the best of my knowledge, unique to Motorola, is it's Data Saver feature. This provides more granular control over how applications access your device's data connection than is available on the standard Android platform.
You can view at-a-glance how much data you have sent and received, useful for tracking your usage if you are approaching your limit or for troubleshooting purposes.
Data connection can be turned off for all applications, or can be enabled and disabled for applications separately.
When used in conjunction with the Battery Manager you can disable data during specific off-peak hours or when the device is idle for a certain amount of time:
You can also view what has been using most of your device's battery resources:
The SIM Manager enables you to quickly and easily copy contacts between your device memory and your SIM card:
The Defy's Social Networks client feature support for all common services including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Updates can be displayed in a stream both in the application itself or optionally also on the homescreen for at-a-glance live access
A fully-featured YouTube application is also included offering the ability to search for and view videos as well as upload your own movies captured using the device's built-in 5MP camcorder:
The Defy features the same WebKit-based web browser common to the Android platform, offering a rich desktop browsing experience including support for Flash-based web sites and a wide range of options including a pop-up blocker, support for multiple browsing windows, the ability to add bookmarks directly to the home screen as well as share web content via email, Bluetooth, or social network feeds:
The News application on the Defy provides access to personal and recommended RSS news feeds:
Voice Search is also included, enabling you to quickly locate contacts, emails, calendar entries or applications simply by saying what it is you wish to search for:
The Defy's Smart Sensor allows you to quickly silence the phone when it is ringing - either by double tapping the screen or simply by turning the device face down:
This has only been a quick overview of the Defy's features and abilities, for more detailed information visit the Motorola web site here - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
Or contact Ingram Micro UK Mobility today on +44 (0) 870 849 0225 for more information.
You are unable to connect to your wireless router from the Motorola Defy.
The Motorola Defy does not support the WiFi standard 802.11n in the 5GHz frequency band.
The Motorola Defy does support the 802.11 b & g WiFi standards, and does support 802.11n in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. The wireless router should be reconfigured accordingly to operate on one of these standards.
Full information is available here - http://certifications.wi-fi.org/pdf_certificate.php?cid=WFA9659
If you find that you are not able to access the Android Market or download any applications, or access large email attachments, browse the web or retrieve pictures from social networking sites, verify whether you have enabled the Defy's built-in Data Saver feature.
This feature can be enabled during the initial device setup wizard, or can be enabled within the Data Manager settings screen. The Data Saver is a utility from Motorola designed to assist users on limited data plans with their mobile operator to manage their data consumption. Effectively it requires you to have a WiFi-based connection to the Internet to perform any of the above actions. Should you not require this feature, or wish to disable the feature on a one-time basis to access your cellular data, the Data Saver feature should be disabled.
The Data Saver can be accessed under Settings --> Data Manager --> Data Saver:
(2 screens are shown above, one for Android 2.1 and one for Android 2.2)
Motorola have released an update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) for the Defy. Highlights include:
How to upgrade
Internet and Games
Google Mobile Services
Music and Video
Productivity and Software
For full technical specifications visit the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
This Android smartphone is scratch resistant, water resistant, dust proof, and can handle everything your life can throw at it. Combining its compact size with a large capacity battery also means you decide when the fun stops, not your phone. Ideal for the first time smartphone purchase, or a knock about second phone, or simply those that want a lower cost smartphone.
Motorola’s MotoSwitch user interface changes the way you manage your life. With MotoSwitch, your smartphone learns who you talk to and which apps you use and keeps all of that information front and center. The Social Graph feature gives you easy and fast access to the people who really matter. It learns who’s most important to you and uses that information to populate the home screen. The more frequently you communicate with someone, the bigger their icon becomes. The Activity Graph gives you quick and easy access to your favorite apps, automatically changing to reflect the apps you use the most. With Music Now you can easily play your favorite music while the Smart Gallery displays your favorite pictures as collections.
With Google Mobile™ services you’ll be able to search for anything with Google Search™, chat with your friends using Google Talk™, or find your way anywhere you want to go with Google Maps™ with navigation.
Strong and Sturdy
Water-resistant, dust-proof and with a scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass display, Motorola DEFY MINI is the ideal smartphone for active users who need a device as resilient as they are. With a 3.2-inch touchscreen good for emailing, texting and browsing the Web, and a long battery-life, you can keep this phone on and by your side all day long no matter where you go, so you’ll never miss a beat.
But wait… there’s more:
Contact Brightpoint today on 0870 849 0225 for more information or to reserve yours.
Visit the Datasheets page for more information.
Visit the Motorola Defy Mini microsite here - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
By default the standard Windows Mobile text input options are not accessible on the Motorola ES400. In order to enable this option, and thereby gain access to the auto-correct and auto-suggest options, a registry tweak is required.
The required registry file can be downloaded from the FTP site here - ftp://ca:email@example.com/Technical%20Support/Motorola/Mot...
Once you have downloaded the file, it will need to be saved to the Motorola ES400, either by transferring it via USB from a PC using Microsoft ActiveSync (for Windows XP and earlier) or the Windows Mobile Device Center (for Windows Vista and later), or by copying it to a memory card and inserting it into the device. The file should be saved to the Application folder on the ES400.
Once the file has been transferred to the device, on the ES400 open the File Explorer application:
Browse to the Application folder and locate the registry file:
Tap on the file to install it, you will be prompted to confirm the changes, select Yes:
Now soft reset the device to reboot it.
Once rebooted, select Settings from the Start menu:
and finally Input, which would not have been present before the registry adjustment:
Here you can adjust auto-correct and auto-suggest options:
The ES400 is Motorola’s pocket-sized ruggedized EDA running Windows Mobile 6.5.3: a robust mobile computer in a consumer style form factor.
Designed for big business, this fully-featured device is competitively-priced bringing true Enterprise-grade functionality within reach of the SMB.
Ergonomically shaped and featuring an intuitive and customisable user interface, the ES400 has been conceived to provide the user with quick and easy access to data and applications whilst ensuring efficient and consistent usage at all times and in all conditions.
With the ES400, field service workers can carry the equivalent of an office-in-a-pocket, all in a small and compact consumer-style device. In addition to voice calls, email and text messaging, users can access back end corporate applications - from order entry to work order management, collect signatures for Proof of Delivery / Proof of Service, and capture and transmit colour photos that can be annotated with text and voice comments, taking the value of multimedia data to the next level.
Visit the File Library for case studies on how the ES400 might fit your business.
For a full list of device specifications, read this article - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/motorola-es400-technical-specifications
The ES400 includes all of the hardware and functionality required for a wide range of enterprise usage scenarios, including:
The ES400 features Motorola’s own Enterprise User Interface designed to provide users with the ability to customise the standard look and feel of the device to suit their personal workflow and maximising on-the-job efficiency.
A number of interchangeable tiles are present on the home screen as well as an application quick launcher, providing one-touch access to commonly accessed applications and data locations, be it email, text messages, contacts, recent call history, calendar, tasks, voicemail, or any shortcuts of your own.
Within each application, the quick launch bar running across the bottom of the screen provides additional, appropriate shortcuts enabling you to quickly and intuitively jump between logically adjacent data locations at the touch of a button without the need to back out of one application and access the next from the Start menu. In other words, when in the Phone application you can jump to the Contacts list or the Messages application:
This functionality is included throughout the operating system and can be customised to fit user requirements providing huge enhancements in efficiency and usability.
A number of pre-built “themes” are included offering at-a-glance access to messaging and call information as well as weather updates:
Running Windows Mobile 6.5.3, the Motorola ES400 features all of the Microsoft applications you would expect to find on the platform, including Office 2010 Mobile and Internet Explorer Mobile. Exchange ActiveSync support is included, enabling push-based bi-directional synchronisation of mailbox data with Microsoft Exchange server, as well as support for Microsoft’s Office Communicator and Windows Live services.
Featuring dual radios, the ES400 offers both high-speed GSM and CDMA technologies meaning that the unit can be used virtually anywhere in the world on any mobile network. Both radios can be enabled simultaneously and switched between at the touch of a button, ensuring that users are always able to connect to the strongest signal available regardless of their physical location.
The integrated WiFi capability supports IEEE 802.11 a, b and g protocols offering wireless data rates of up to 54 Mbps and supporting advanced industry standard authentication and encryption mechanisms.
Motorola’s own wireless client manager allows for the configuration of multiple wireless network profiles as well as automatic network scanning and notification:
Incorporating Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well, the ES400 should fit almost all usage scenarios.
The ES400 features an integrated fingerprint reader providing biometric security protection ensuring that only authorised users are able to access and use the device.
Incorporating built-in GPS, the ES400 supports both Assisted and Autonomous modes as well as signal lock-in ensuring that an optimised signal is received even in areas where signal is normally weak, such as urban canyons and indoors.
The ES400’s integrated barcode scanner supports both 1D and 2D barcode images, and the device flash can be controlled as light source to ensure optimal image scanning.
The 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera can be used to capture both still images as well as high-quality video and signatures.
Both camera and barcode scanner output can be integrated into custom applications for remote uploading to back end line of business systems.
The ES400 conforms to a number of military and IEC standard drop specifications ensuring that the device will continue to run reliably even in the face of accidental dropping and unforgiving users! The ES400 withstands single impacts of 4ft (1.22 metre) drops and 300 consecutive 1.6ft (0.5 metre) hits as well as exposure to dust, moisture and rain.
When you combine this ruggedized, high standard build quality with Motorola’s commitment to a minimum 3-year lifecycle for the ES400, your device fleet’s lifespan can be measured in years rather than months.
The ES400 also features a preinstalled device management client for use with Motorola’s Mobility Services Platform (MSP), a server-based behind-the-firewall device management solution offering remote application installation, hardware usage control, inventory collection and remote support functionality. For more information on MSP visit the http://www.motorola.com/mspsoftware
Running the Windows Mobile operating system, the ES400 can also naturally be managed from any device management solution that supports the platform, including Sybase Afaria and Soti MobiControl – visit the device management section of the Blog for more information - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/device-management
The Motorola ES400 product incorporates a ruggedized PDA that will offer return on investment both in terms of physical durability and product lifespan, running best-in-class hardware optimised for all usage scenarios on a truly global basis. The Windows Mobile operating system provides built-in integration with Microsoft server-based products, including Exchange ActiveSync, as well as the ability to view and edit Office documents using Office Mobile 2010.
The ergonomic styling and intuitive user interface will ensure consistent and efficient user interaction, and the wide range of applications available for the Windows Mobile platform combined with the wide range of connectivity and peripheral options available on the device mean that the ES400 is as powerful and versatile as you need it to be.
Contact Brightpoint on +44 870 849 0225 today for more information, or visit the Motorola ES400 web site here - http://www.motorola.com/web/Business/microsites/US-EN/ES400/index.html
"The small pocketable EDA built for big business"
The power to run the most demanding enterprise applications:
600MHz powerful ARM 11 processor, an extra large memory footprint (256MB / 1GB Flash) and a user accessible microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB of additional storage
Enterprise class durability:
Multiple MIL-STD and IEC specifications provide day-in and day-out reliable operation - the ES400 withstands single impacts of 4ft (1.22 metre) drops; 300 consecutive 1.6ft (0.5 metre) hits and exposure to dust, moisture and rain
Advanced ergonomic design:
Motorola's award-winning Industrial Design team utilised human factor studies to bring a new level of ease of use to this size device - data entry is easy regardless of hand size, motions are minimised and overall device interaction is highly intuitive
Motorola Enterprise User Interface (MEUI):
An industry first in this device category, this custom and customisable business-class interface provides faster and easier access to features and applications and allows users to tailor the interface to improve their unique workflow and maximise on-the-job efficiency
Motorola MAX FlexWAN:
Industry first dual user-selectable 3.5G broadband WAN (GSM HSPA and CDMA-EVDO Rev A); deploy and re-deploy a single pool of devices anywhere in the world on virtually any network; activate on either or both networks at any time with 'one tap toggle' between networks
Best-in-class 3 inch touchscreen display:
PenTile® technology delivers twice the brightness at half the power of typical displays, conserving battery power while providing excellent readability - even outdoors; special algorithms sharpen edges for crisper and easier to read text
Built-in biometric fingerprint reader:
Ensures only authorised workers gain device and network access
Eliminates issues associated with short product consumer-class devices lifecycles - a single model can be deployed for years instead of months
High resolution 3.2MP autofocus digital camera:
Enables the easy capture of 1D and 2D bar codes, signatures, photos and high quality videos; user controllable light source for optimal bar code capture
Compatibility with Motorola's Mobile Security Suite:
Provides device-level protection - a firewall, intrusion prevention, enforced authentication, data encryption and integrity monitoring protect the data that is resident on and in transit to and from your ES400 devices; Mobile Virtual Private Networks (MVPNs) bring wired-line security to wireless communications without the typical performance degradation
Easy global remote management:
Compatibility with Motorola's Mobility Services Platform (MSP) enables comprehensive and flexible centralised management of all devices, anywhere in the world, all from a single console
Motorola MAX Sensor:
Interactive Sensor Technology (IST) offers automatic screen rotation, power management features that preserve battery power for full shift use and the ability to utilise sensor data in custom applications
Motorola MAX Locate:
Best-in-class GPS implementation enables a signal lock in challenging areas where signals are typically weak, such as urban canyons and indoors, providing more users with location-based services in more areas; supports Assisted and Autonomous GPS with SUPL compliance
Contact Brightpoint today on +44 870 849 0225 for more information.
In order to configure MMS settings on the Motorola ES400 there are two procedures you will need to complete:
In this guide I shall run through how to configure MMS settings for the common UK networks.
Tap on Start and select Settings
Select Connections again
Select the option to add a new modem connection
Enter in a name for the connection, this can be anything meaningful to you to identify the connection
In the Select a Modem drop-down menu, be sure to select Cellular Line (GPRS)
In the Access Point Name (APN) for your network operator:
Vodafone - wap.vodafone.co.uk
Orange - orangewap
O2 - wap.o2.co.uk
T-Mobile - general.t-mobile.uk
Three - mms.three.co.uk
Enter in the username and password for your network operator:
Vodafone - "wap" for both
Orange - "orange" and "Multimedia"
O2 - "o2wap" and "password"
T-Mobile - "user" and "wap"
Three - leave blank
Your GPRS / 3G connection is now configured.
IMPORTANT - If you are using a Vodafone SIM, there is an additional configuration step required. This is only required for Vodafone connections.
Return to the Connections screen and select the option to Set up my proxy server:
Tick both available options:
Tap on the Advanced button:
Tap on WAP:
Enter in a Server and Port value as shown above:
Server - 22.214.171.124
Port - 8799
Tap OK, then OK again, then OK a third time.
Tap on Start and select Text
Tap on the Menu button and select MMS Options:
Tap across to the Servers tab:
Enter in a name for the MMS connection, again this can be anything meaningful to you to identify the entry.
In the Gateway field enter in the appropriate field for your network operator:
Vodafone - 126.96.36.199
Orange - 192.168.71.35
O2 - 188.8.131.52
T-Mobile - 184.108.40.206
Three - 220.127.116.11
In the Port Number field enter the appropriate value for your operator:
Vodafone - 9201
Orange - 9201
O2 - 9201
T-Mobile - 9201
Three - 8799
In the Server Address field enter in the appropriate value for your operator:
Vodafone - http://mms.vodafone.co.uk/servlets/mms/
Orange - http://mms.orange.co.uk/
O2 - http://mmsc.mms.o2.co.uk:8002
T-Mobile - http://mmsc.t-mobile.co.uk:8002/
Three - http://mms.um.three.co.uk:10021/mmsc
Set the Connect Via field to "WAP Network".
Tap Done. Your Server settings have now been saved, select the option to set it as the default connection to use:
In order to configure a cellular Internet connection on the ES400, tap on the Start icon from the Home Screen:
Select Connections again
Tap on the option to Add a new modem connection
Enter in a name for the connection, this can be anything to identify the connection to you. From the "Select a modem" drop-down menu, select "Cellular Line (GPRS)"
Tap Next. Enter in the Access Point Name (APN) for your mobile operator:
Tap Next. Enter in the username and password for your mobile operator:
Leave the Domain field blank unless specifically instructed by your operator.
Download the latest Motorola ES400 firmware from
Extract the contents of the downloaded zip file into the root directory of a MicroSD card.
Insert the MicroSD card into the device.
When booting the device, press and hold both the power button and the camera button on the lower-right-hand-side for several seconds in order to enter the image update mode. If this has worked correctly a screen saying 'Update Loader' should appear shortly after the device has been turned on. Please be aware that the device may need to be connected to a mains charger if it has insufficient remaining battery to begin the process. The process will take approximately 5 minutes to complete, but will not require any user input once started.
When the process has completed it will be necessary to complete the device setup (screen alignment, date/time setup, etc.) and reconfigure any connection settings as the process will wipe all settings and data from the unit.
With so many features and application capabilities, the Motorola ET1 Enterprise Tablet takes retail to a whole new level. Why another tablet device? Watch the below video to find out more.
The ET1 Enterprise Tablet doesn’t compromise what you rely on most, like security, durability and flexibility. It’s designed with one purpose in mind – to make your enterprise ready for whatever the future holds and whatever your customers demand. It’s an uncompromising approach to mobile computing, and it's the only tablet that’s flat-out enterprise.
Designed to meet your needs and built to last, the ET1 comes packed with features that will help you improve performance from the sales floor to the stockroom and beyond, access information faster, engage customers and work smarter than ever before. The ET1 will run all the applications required to help your workforce accomplish every task, every day.
Contact BrightPoint today on 0870 849 0225 for more information or visit the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/Business/XU-EN/Business+Product+and+Services/Tab...
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MOTOROLA FIRE™ brings the heat to your social life without burning a hole in your wallet. Hands that like to move quickly will love the multi-tasking blend of Touch, Keyboard and Android 2.3, whilst onlookers will be impressed with the modern design and sophisticated finishes that belies its price.
The fashionable Motorola FIRE™smartphone offers a full QWERTY keyboard with touchscreen display and ultimate personalization options users expect from the fun and versatile Android platform.
Motorola FIRE has a sleek, modern design and a sophisticated finish. Its full QWERTY keyboard and 2.8-inch touchscreen display provide the perfect combination of tools for emailing, texting and browsing the Web and stay in constant contact with friends and family through the world’s leading social media applications.
Motorola FIRE also comes with best-in-class battery life, allowing users to talk, browse the Web, text, play games and videos all day long. The smartphone also has the Moto Switch user interface, which allows users to switch to a friends-centric mode when they finish work and head home for the day.
Joining the MOTOROLA FIRE™ series is this dual camera toting, sleek, Android smartphone. Now you can share the whole story with QIK video share live and 5mega pixel camera with flash. Dare to share people!
Motorola XT531 is a new, slim and budget-friendly Android smartphone that is simply better. The Motorola XT531 gives users a more engaging experience with its 3.5-inch, extra bright display, dual cameras for vivid video capture and all the social networking you want. Running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the Motorola XT531 is the perfect balance of sleek design, affordability and intuitive functionality.
Motorola XT531, Motorola FIRE™ XT, Motorola SPICE™ XT Features
Up to 8 hours talk time and up to 28 days in standby in 3G mode
Dual-band HSDPA/Quad-band EDGE; WCDMA; W+G; 2G: 850/900/1800/1900; 3G: 900/2100, 850/1900, 850/2100
114 x 62 x 11.95 mm thick
Extra bright 3.5” HVGA Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
Android 2.3 Gingerbread
3.5 mm audio jack
EDGE class 12; HSDPA; DL 7.2; Mbps/UL384Kbps
5MP auto focus camera with flash and front-facing VGA camera with Qik for video call, chat and sharing
FM Radio RDS; MP3 Player: MP3, AMR NB, WMA v9
Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.263, H.264, MPEG4
512MB ROM/512MB RAM; Micro-SD slot up to 32G external
Google Maps™, Google Navigation™, ECOMPASS/AGPS
MediaLink for Mac allows you to synchronise your Motorola Android-based handset with iTunes and iPhoto on your Mac. Music, Photos, Podcasts and Videos can all be synced from your Mac to your device and versa.
The software is free to download from the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/So...
Motorola's Milestone 2 with MotoBLUR is a "fully-loaded" Android-powered, full QWERTY smartphone suitable for business power users and multimedia-hungry consumers alike.
The below video provides an overview of the features available:
Running Android, the Milestone 2 has the usual multiple home screens that the platform offers, with a wide range of widgets allowing you to stay up to date with all aspects of your connected life at a glance, including email, text messages and social networking accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. MotoBLUR's exclusive Happenings widget automatically delivers every friend-feed, status update, wall post, bulletin and photo upload to you at lightning-fast speed, ready for your immediate reply. No apps to open and no menus to dig through, so less drain on your battery.
You can control your media player and turn hardware features off and on (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc) at the touch of a button
As well as access weather reports, or add any widget of your choosing ranging from sports scores to custom home screens.
The Milestone 2 incorporates a Mobile WiFi Hotspot, enabling you to share your 3G Internet connection with up to 5 other devices via WiFi, meaning that your phone can immediately become a portable wireless router for an impromptu meeting or allowing to connect your laptop to the Internet in an area where there is no public WiFi service
Security can be applied to the hotspot so that only authorised devices can be granted access.
Boasting DLNA certification, the Milestone 2 allows you to share pictures, music and video with other DLNA-capable devices such as televisions, computers and other phones via WiFi with no other configuration required
The File Manager application allows you to browse the contents of your phone and memory card memory, but also allows you to browse file shares on the wireless network, enabling you to map drives to corporate file servers or personal NAS storage devices
The Connected Music Player connects you to your music with a new style of media player that lets you buy and instantly download music from Amazon's MP3 store while integrating third party apps such as Shoutcast, Midomi, GoTV, Last.fm, TuneWiki and YouTube. Share your favourite tracks and discover new ones with tools like song ID, find lyrics, watch videos, and stream FM radio. You can even share what you're listening to with others nearby and vice versa
The Milestone 2 includes built-in support for Exchange ActiveSync, allowing you to receive push-based bi-directional updates to your corporate email, contacts and calendar folders as well as access the company address book.
Setup is quick and painless, the wizard being able to determine the correct server settings to use automatically, provided that you know your email address, username and password:
You can set and edit your out of office status and message, even entering different messages for internal and external recipients:
The Smart Forwarding feature allows you to forward large email attachments to others without needing to download that attachment first, saving your data allowance and preserving your battery:
Full mailbox access is provided, including support for subfolders:
The Exchange synchronisation and security features can be summarised as follows:
As well as support corporate Exchange servers, the Milestone also supports the ubiquitous POP and IMAP email protocols as well as featuring a dedicated client for GMail and Yahoo Mail. MotoBLUR also streams all of your emails, social site messages and texts straight to a universal inbox. No more opening and closing different accounts. catch a glimpse of every communication meant for you, right from one spot. Prefer viewing it the old school way? Sure, you can do that too.
The Battery Saver utility on the Milestone 2 allows you to turn off data synchronisation overnight when you're asleep, saving both your battery and your data allowance
The Data Manager utility further allows you to specify that even though your cellular 3G data connection is active, social networking applications can only use WiFi connections: meaning that you can restrict your cellular data allowance to just receiving important work emails
Contact Brightpoint today for more information on +44 (0) 870 849 0225 or visit the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/XW-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
One look may not be enough for this beautifully designed Android Smartphone. MOTOLUXE™ is the latest from Motorola, featuring a sublimely thin design, a 4" edge-to-edge high resolution display, a picture perfect 8 megapixel camera with a front facing webcam too, and finished off with a dedicated lanyard groove with electric glow notification lighting. This phone will keep you in the limelight and everything about it screams high end, except for the price. Now, that will grab your attention.
Motorola’s MotoSwitch user interface changes the way you manage your life. With MotoSwitch, your smartphone learns who you talk to and which apps you use and keeps all of that information front and centre. The Social Graph feature gives you easy and fast access to the people who really matter. It learns who’s most important to you and uses that information to populate the home screen. The more frequently you communicate with someone, the bigger their icon becomes. The Activity Graph gives you quick and easy access to your favourite apps, automatically changing to reflect the apps you use the most. With Music Now you can easily play your favourite music while the Smart Gallery displays your favourite pictures as collections.
With Google Mobile™ services you’ll be able to search for anything with Google Search™, chat with your friends using Google Talk™, or find your way anywhere you want to go with Google Maps™ with navigation.
Strike While the Iron Is Hot
The ultra-vogue, very-slim, MOTOLUXE sets the bar high in terms of style with a 4-inch edge-to- edge touchscreen display. This hip device is perfect for writing emails, surfing the Web and watching movies. And, for the amateur photographers out there, the 8-megapixel autofocus camera with flash lets you shoot like a pro and capture life clearly and fully.
MOTOLUXE also sets itself apart with a lanyard slot that has a lighting effect. So you can see when you’ve missed a call, received a text or have an email waiting for you.
Other cool stuff includes:
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Visit the Motorola MotoLUXE microsite here - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/GB-EN/Consumer-Products-and-Services/M...
"The most powerful Android touch-QWERTY device on the market today"
The Motorola Pro + is a powerful smartphone optimised for business use, but with all the personalisation options and social networking integration of the Android platform: the Pro + is your personal assistant and best friend, providing a comprehensive mobile office and social media experience, enabling you to take care of business and stay connected to all aspects of your life any where and any time.
The below video provides a visual overview the device and key features:
The Pro+ features Motorola's own user interface "skin" overlaid on the Android platform, providing the usual multiple homescreens and quick access to important information, applications, contacts and hardware controls. Motorola's own homescreen calendar and email widgets are scrollable, providing full access to upcoming events and mailbox messages with no need to access the application itself for viewing information only.
Social network updates can be displayed on the homescreen automatically, and hardware elements such as WiFi and Bluetooth can be enabled and disabled at the touch of a button with no need to scroll through the Settings menu
As always, a wide range of additional widgets can be added or downloaded from the Android Market.
One new feature is the ability to arrange applications in the App Launcher into groups, for ease of access:
The list of preinstalled applications on the Pro + is as follows:
With 7digital you can discover, buy and listen to music anywhere. You'll have your pick, with over 13 million songs available. 7digital includes:
Motorola's own Music application also includes SoundHound song recognition and TuneWiki integration
The File Manager application allows you to manage the documents, music, images and all manner of files stored both on the device's internal memory and SD card. Shared drives can also be searched for and accessed via WiFi:
Available for download from the Android Market, the Citrix GoToMeeting client is pre-installed on the Pro + for convenience. Online meetings can be accessed directly from a link in an email or calendar appointment.
Audio can be accessed using the device's built-in mic and speakers via the Internet. Your audio can be muted at the touch of a button to eliminate background noise while on the go.
Visual meeting content can be zoomed into by up to 200% by pinching the screen, and can be viewed in either portrait or landscape modes.
A list of meeting attendees can also be viewed.
The Tasks application provides the ability to create and manage to do items, with deadlines and tags for categorisation:
Tasks can also be synchronised with an Exchange account.
The Quickoffice software, preloaded on the Pro +, provides the ability to view, edit and also create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the fly, and also view PDF documents.
The Pro + supports multiple email accounts, including Microsoft Exchange, GMail and other POP/IMAP-based accounts.
For business users, email, contacts and calendar information can be synchronised with a Microsoft Exchange-based mailbox
All mailbox subfolders can be accessed:
Out of Office status and message can be set:
The Pro + also supports "Smart Forwarding", a feature which allows you to forward emails with attachments without first having to download that attachment
The default email signature can be edited, as well as font type, size, styling and colour:
When composing new email messages, matching results will be returned from the Exchange Global Address List automatically:
The Microsoft Exchange email client supports a wide range of ActiveSync policies, including:
The calendar client supports a number of advanced features including free / busy lookup of attendees when creating meeting requests, the ability to forward meeting requests and propose new meeting times to received requests.
Frequently accessed conference bridge details can be saved on the device for easy access:
These conference call details can be added automatically to emails and meeting requests as required.
Additional "nice to have" features include the ability to automatically create a contact group from an email with multiple recipients.
The Phone Portal is a feature which allows you to manage your phone from your computer via WiFi, using the Pro +'s built-in web server. Connect the Pro + to an available WiFi network and launch the Phone Portal application, the device's IP address will be displayed on the screen:
Now connect to this IP address (on the specified port) from a PC connected to the same wireless network from within the web browser, you will be able to manage a number of aspects of the Pro + directly from your desktop or laptop:
The Pro + is DLNA-certified, enabling you to share photos, videos and music with any other DLNA-certified equipment, be it a television or Windows Media Player 11 on a PC
As with previous Motorola Android devices, the Pro + features a battery saver utility which enables you to disable hardware elements automatically outside of core working hours to preserve battery life
as well as a data saver utility to help cut data charges by only allowing specific applications to only synchronise data over WiFi
Contact Brightpoint today on 0870 849 0225 for more information or to reserve yours.
A powerful smartphone optimised for business but fun enough to use for your personal life -- Motorola PRO+ is your personal assistant and best buddy.
Life is full of demands, and we all could use a little extra help. With the sleek and sophisticated Motorola PRO+, brought to you by Motorola Mobility, Inc., you can have your own personal assistant that fits right in your pocket. Motorola PRO+ gives you the power to edit important documents on the go, multitask when every second counts, and encrypt sensitive work information so your IT manager can sleep at night. This supreme blend of touch screen, full QWERTY keyboard and Android™ 2.3 (Gingerbread) makes this smartphone ready for anything. The Motorola PRO+ will be available in Asia and Europe starting in October.
Motorola PRO+ has a super quick 1GHz processor and physical QWERTY keyboard for more efficient typing and texting when you need to update a client on the fly, for browsing for really important information, or multitasking as necessity demands. The device is also packed with productivity features to make your life easier and to help you impress your boss or your friends, including the pre-loaded Quickoffice Connect for accessing, creating and editing documents on-the-go. We know that in a fast paced world, going in and out of apps wastes precious time, so now key apps such as your calendar and email are scrollable direct from your home screen.
Motorola PRO+ merges all of your personal and business information for you in a convenient system designed to make your life easier. Take the pressure off knowing Motorola PRO+ syncs services from multiple sources, so all your contacts are viewable the way you want them, calendar options are available to arrange, edit, and respond to meeting invites, there are direct dial conference options, and intuitive email solutions that can anticipate who you may be sending an email to before you do. Its 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities enables you to connect multiple devices, such as a laptop or tablet, for quick access to the Web, corporate email and calendar syncing. Plus, it features scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass so tossing your phone in your bag or pocket doesn’t have to be a disaster.
Motorola PRO+ knows how to have fun too – it is ready for full customization to bring you the games and applications most important to you. With Music, Motorola’s unique music player you have a dashboard for music discovery. You have easy access to all your favorite artists and song lyrics. Plus, you receive live, personalized recommendations for songs and videos as well as news and event updates from the world of music. With Gallery, you can aggregate all your photos from social networking and photo sharing sites like Facebook and Picasa for easy viewing. Plus, with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3, you’ll be able to access the online content you love. Motorola PRO+ is also preloaded with the latest *Google mobile services including Google Maps™ 5.0, Google Talk™ and more than 250,000 apps from Android Market™.
Motorola PRO+ is a smartphone that you and your IT department can agree upon. Nothing says business ready better than the leading security features; whether it’s remote wipe of your device and SD card, password expiration and history, or full encryption, your IT manager will breathe a sigh of relief. Motorola PRO+ comes loaded with 25 Exchange ActiveSync security policies – including PIN lock, auto-discovery of Exchange Servers, Extended Device Management API’s and 3LM integration. Your sensitive information – your career – is guarded in this virtual vault with Motorola PRO+. It’s fully loaded with support for Exchange and Gmail for business, including corporate directory options. With these leading features your IT manager just might give you a smile.
A suite of smart accessories ensures users get the most from the Motorola PRO+. Available accessories include a Bluetooth® headset, Bluetooth car kit, portable power, and car charger.
UPDATE - for a full review of the Motorola Pro + read this article - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/introducing-motorola-pro-0
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The Pro from Motorola is a full Qwerty Android 2.2-powered Smartphone designed with both consumers and business professionals in mind: the Pro provides you with instant access to contacts, meetings and documents and allows you to manage your schedule, sync with your computer and check email whilst browsing the web, taking and sharing photos and listening to your favourite music.
The Pro also includes business level security features including data encryption as well as the ability to remotely wipe the contents of both the phone and memory card.
The below video shows the device in action:
The Pro features the usual 7 homescreens that Android users are now familiar with, accessed by swiping to the left and right of centre, your current location being displayed at the bottom of the screen as you swipe. By default the homescreen is a blank canvas enabling you to customise it to your personal taste via widgets, shortcuts and hardware toggles:
If that wasn't enough, the Pro also features 3 homescreen profiles: "home", "work" and "weekend", effectively giving you up to 21 homescreens and enabling you to keep your most accessed applications and shortcuts on the your main screen at the touch of a button without the need to rearrange the screen as your usage of the device changes between work and social activities
The list of applications loaded on the Pro as standard is as follows:
The Motorola Pro supports multiple Exchange email accounts as well as POP and IMAP email standards. When used with Microsoft Exchange your email messages, contacts and calendar information is synchronised automatically as soon as it changes on the server, or can optionally be set to synchronise on a schedule if preferred.
All email folders are available, and can be set to also synchronise automatically if required, or manually when accessed, on a per-folder level.
Messages can also be arranged by date, by conversation, by read status or by flagged status:
The Pro also boasts a nice feature whereby messages with large attachments can be forwarded without the need to have to first download that attachment to the device before it can then be forwarded, reducing your data costs:
Note this feature requires Exchange 2007 or later.
Office documents can be viewed on the move on the Pro thanks to the inclusion of the Quickoffice software:
Your out of office status and message can also be set and edited from the device, including support for internal and external automatic replies:
Email signatures can also be configured on the Pro, with individual email signatures available for each email account configured on the device.
Featuring a mobile wireless hotspot, the Pro can share its high-speed 3G connection to the Internet with any device that has WiFi capability: perfect for connecting your laptop or tablet device to the Internet when on the move. The wireless connection can optionally be secured to prevent unauthorised access to your Internet connection.
The Pro can also share its Internet connection via USB on Windows PCs.
The Phone Portal feature of the Pro allows you to manage data on the phone from your PC web browser via WiFi. Provided that both the phone and the PC are connected to the same wireless network, when enabled on the phone its IP address is displayed on the screen:
By entering this same IP address into the web browser on your PC you manage all manner of data on the phone including contacts, text messages, bookmarks and more:
For enterprise customers, the Pro also features a bespoke Virtual Private Networking (VPN) client that provides greater connectivity options than the standard Android client:
DLNA certification means that the Pro can further be used to share media with any other DLNA-capable device, be it displaying photos or videos captured with the Pro's camera on a television, or copying media onto the phone from a media server
For IT administrators, the Motorola Pro supports the following password usage Exchange ActiveSync policies:
as well as the following device security measures:
for the data conscious, the following Exchange ActiveSync policies are also supported:
The Battery Manager feature on the Pro enables you to maximise the already impressive battery life of the phone by automatically disabling unused hardware elements during specific times (overnight for example):
Custom profiles can be created. The built-in Task Manager lets you keep track of what applications are running on your device and how much memory is being used by those applications, letting you quickly and easily "kill" unwanted applications to ensure the Pro keeps running at peak efficiency:
The Data Saver feature allows you to minimise your data charges by only allowing specific applications to connect over WiFi:
The Motorola Pro is a business phone with all the joys of Android and its wide range of both free and paid applications. Contact Brightpoint today to find out more and to reserver yours - 0870 849 0225
RAZR i is the impossibly compact smartphone from Motorola with the performance of Intel Inside, adding power to your camera, Google apps, and more. With RAZR i, the world really can fit in the palm of your hand.
The RAZR i feels solid in your hand from the outset: a smartphone that can take a knock whilst simultaneously feeling light. The rubberised rear adds extra grip whilst the edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass screen on the front gives the impression of holding a mini tablet device rather than a smartphone thanks to the incredibly thin bezel, which itself feels sturdy despite its comparative size. MicroSIM and MicroSD slots sit behind a secure plastic panel on the left of the Razr i while volume, camera and standby buttons are on the right.
The first device released by Motorola Mobility since their acquisition by Google, the RAZR i mercifully doesn't require that you sign up for a MotoBlur account upon powering on, nor indeed require that you have a SIM inserted: Motorola seem to have learnt their lesson from previous incongruences. Indeed from unboxing to fully booted the welcome procedure is refreshingly quick and unintrusive. The 2GHz Intel processor certainly makes screen transitions impressively fast too. Once you're into the device, running Android 4.0.4 the RAZR i offers the customary multiple homescreens that we have come to expect from Android devices, but in a new approach you only need to have that number of homescreens you require, removing the potential annoyance of "over-scrolling" to a homescreen that has no content on it.
With the RAZR i you have one homescreen as standard and can add additional ones, either manually or from pre-built template suggestions simply by swiping to the right:
Typically of Android, there are a wide range of attractive and informative Internet-enabled widgets to choose from to add to your personalised screens:
Swiping to the left from the homescreen provides quick access to device settings:
Notifications (and settings) can be accessed from any point simply by swiping down from the top of the screen:
Running programs can be viewed, toggled between and closed simply by pressing on the right-hand Running Programs on-screen menu button:
The applications that come pre-installed on the RAZR i as standard are as follows:
Thankfully there is no "bloat" here. Naturally, a wealth of additional applications is available to download from the Google Play Store.
You can arrange those applications you access the most into a Favourites screen for quick and handy access:
Motorola have included the Guide Me application to the RAZR i, an on-device user guide that covers virtually every aspect of the smartphone's usage and features in easy-to-follow tutorials and demo simultations:
The Smart Actions feature on the RAZR i lets you create any number of intelligent, automatic responses from your smartphone based on predefined criteria. If you reach a certain destination, if it reaches a specific time, if you miss a call, if the battery falls below a certain level, you can configure the phone to perform a certain task. Actions can range from simply extending the life of the impressive 2000mAh battery by automatically disabling hardware features when it falls below a specific level of charge (such as dimming the screen, turning off WiFi or GPS, etc), to automatically replying to missed calls from specific (or all) individuals with a pre-written text message. The power and breadth of the feature is really quite impressive.
A number of actions are already created for you on the device which you can choose to use:
or you can create actions from scratch:
The below video provides an overview of the feature in action:
As you'd expect from Android, the RAZR i supports a wide range of common email services and can determine the correct settings to use for those services automatically, requiring only that you enter your email address and password to set up that account on the device and begin synchronising your information, including Gmail and Hotmail. POP and IMAP services can also be added manually if not mainstream.
Business users can set up Exchange email accounts too. Email accounts can be managed within Settings --> Accounts & Sync. To add an email account, select Add Account
Select the option to add a Corporate email account:
Enter in your corporate email address and password and tap Next. The RAZR i will attempt to determine the correct settings to use automatically. If it is unable to, you will be prompted to verify the details manually.
Enter in the required information:
Your Exchange username should be completed in the form "domain\username", if you do not know this information contact your IT administrator, but the domain is usually the same as that entered on your laptop or desktop when logging in, and the username will also be that entered into your PC.
The mail server address will be required, again this information can be obtained from your IT administrator, but if you access your email from a web browser on your home PC by browsing to https://mymail.company.com or something similar, then this is usually the address to enter here.
Once you have entered the required settings, tap Next. If your company provides security policies for connecting devices to Exchange, such as requiring that you enter a device unlock password on your phone, you will be prompted to accept this policy.
You can then select what information you want to synchronise, and how often:
And again accept that your company IT department can perform certain actions on your phone if they wish to. depending on the policies they have set on the Exchange server:
Finally enter a name for the email account and you are good to go:
Your email account will now be listed in the list of Accounts, here you can configure the account further if you want:
Toggle access to synchronised information - note Task synchronisation is not available.
Configure Automatic Replies (out of office messages):
As well as your default email signature and "Quick Responses": blocks of text that can be used as a template for common responses to emails, saving you having to type out the same message every time:
For the data conscious, a size limit can be imposed on email attachments, and you can optionally elect to only download attachments over WiFi rather than use your cellular data connection and eat into your data bundle:
Multiple email accounts can be defined, and viewed within a single unified Inbox if desired, with each account being colour-coded to identify it. All mailbox folders can be accessed too
When composing new email messages, suggestions from the company global address list will be populated automatically:
The Quickoffice application, preinstalled as standard on the RAZR i, allows you to view, edit and create Office documents, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The application can also integrate with a number of online storage services including Google Drive, Box, Dropbox and Evernote among others:
The camera application provides access to those features and image processing effects you'd expect from a dedicated digital camera, including burst shot, HDR and low-light capability:
Captured images can then be further edited and manipulated within the Gallery application:
The RAZR i is an impressive smartphone: the 2GHz processor can handle regular usage with ease, even aplomb. Despite only using a single core, the 2GHz clock speed provides better performance than many dual-core models, if not quite matching the experience of quad-core devices. You might be concerned that this level of performance might come at a price - battery life. Fortunately the 2000mAh battery can comfortably provide a real-world day's use: a full day at that, not just 9 to 5. When combined with Motorola's Smart Actions technology you can extend the between-charge life of your RAZR i considerably further.
The build quality is also of a high standard. The exposed screws and chunky buttons and covers might feel a little industrial to some, but the RAZR i's small size and lightness does not come at the expense of ruggedness: it feels solid whilst not being a brick, and with its Gorilla Glass, Kevlar and splash guard coating should be able to withstand the day-to-day knocks smartphones are subject to.
Although the RAZR i does not run the very latest Android software (4.0 as opposed to 4.1), all of the usual Google goodies are available, including the Google Chrome web browser (which Google very quickly updated to support Intel processors), Google Maps providing satellite imagery and turn-by-turn navigation, and access to Google's apps, videos, books and music.
The RAZR i: fast and solid.
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Introducing the powerful Motorola RAZR™ i with Intel Inside®: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border - giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel® Atom™ processor.
The RAZR i is Motorola's first Intel-powered Android smartphone. Featuring a 4.3-inch screen, the display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border thanks an incredibly thin bezel. Thanks to the (single core) Intel processor, the RAZR i is also the first smartphone to achieve speeds of 2GHz meaning you can switch between applications without stopping, and use your device for longer thanks to a 2000mAh battery which Motorola claim is 40 percent more powerful than the competition.
Also available is an 8 megapixel HDR camera, 0.3 megapixel front camera and NFC.
More information is available on the RAZR i microsite - http://www.razri.com/uk
The full press release reads as follows:
LONDON – Sept. 18, 2012 – Motorola Mobility in partnership with Intel Corporation introduced the powerful MotorolaRAZR™ i with Intel Inside®: the new full-screen smartphone that fits in the palm of your hand. Its Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3-inch display spans from edge-to-edge with virtually no border – giving you more screen with less phone. RAZR i is the first smartphone that can achieve speeds of 2.0 GHz thanks to a fast Intel® Atom™ processor. Jump from a game to a text and over to a playlist, then off to browse the Web – all without stopping and on a long-lasting battery that is 40 percent more powerful than the competition.
The power of Intel Inside means you also get an instant-launch 8-megapixel camera that can load in less than a second. Just use the dedicated camera key so you get the shot you want. When there’s action involved, multi-shot mode lets you snap 10 pictures in less than a second. And with the illuminated sensor located on the back and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capabilities, you’ll get a great shot, even in challenging lighting conditions.
“Together with Intel, we’re redefining what people can expect from a mobile device. A camera that launches in an instant, Web pages that load blazingly fast and a device that’s the perfect balance of screen size and fit in hand,” said Jim Wicks, senior vice president, Consumer Experience Design, Motorola Mobility. “RAZR i delivers just that when you put an Intel-fast processor in a beautifully designed phone and add in extra long battery life.”
“Motorola RAZR i with Intel Inside naturally blends together the value propositions of high performance Intel Architecture and great battery life, Motorola Mobility device innovation and the Android™ platform,” said Erik Reid, general manager, Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group. “Intel’s goal is to provide compelling technology options that translate into great user benefits and experiences. RAZR i is a great proofpoint in the collaboration and we’re thrilled to be working with Motorola to bring this edge-to-edge experience enhanced with Intel Inside to people around the world.”
Powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean), RAZR i puts the Google universe in your hand. Google Play™ gives you access to more than 600,000 apps and games, millions of books and thousands of movies. Get where you need to go with Google Maps for Android™ with free turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. And when your hands are full, use Voice Actions for Android™ on RAZR i to compose a text, get directions, make a call, play a song…or simply Google something. RAZR i also features near field communication (NFC) technology so you can send contacts, links, maps and more directly to compatible phones with Android Beam™. Just hold the phones together and tap the screen.
Designed with premium protective materials, RAZR i is built to go everywhere. A diamond cut aircraft-grade aluminum4 frame surrounds the display, which is made of Corning® Gorilla® Glass, to deflect both scratches and scrapes. On the back, RAZR i is made DuPont™ KEVLAR® strong. Spilled coffee? Caught in the rain? Don’t worry. RAZR i is protected with a splash-guard coating—even on the electrical boards inside.
RAZR i already has a long battery – and when you set up the SMARTACTIONS™ battery savings rule your phone will automatically adjust to squeeze more out of each charge. Whether you want to maximize your last ounce of power, or prevent your phone from ringing during a meeting, SMARTACTIONS will automatically trigger specific actions. Motorola’s exclusive Guide Me app comes preloaded with interactive, swipe-by-swipe tutorials for tons of features – no instruction manual required. Also unique to Motorola, the interactive Circles Widget allows quick access to notifications, weather, time and more.
The official Motorola RAZR support page can be found here - http://www.motorola.com/Support/GB-EN/Consumer-Support/Mobile-Phones/MOT...
Using the Settings menu
Using the external keys
If it's on your computer, it can always be with you. MotoCast is an app that allows remote streaming or downloading of files from your pc, mac and laptop directly to your Motorola RAZR. Quick and easy to set up, secure and always ready to deliver.
The RAZR is Motorola's ultra-thin Android-powered Smartphone that takes its name from the iconic phone released back in 2004.
Despite its 7.1mm width, the RAZR is still packed with powerful hardware, the phone's wedge-shape only being required to house a headphone jack, microUSB and HDMI connectors and 8MP 1080p HD camera at the top end, all protected by a Gorilla Glass 4.3" qHD Super AMOLED screen, Kevlar rear casing and splashguard coating.
The below video provides an overview of the phone's design and key features.
Running Android 2.3.5 "Gingerbread", the RAZR features Motorola's own skin overlaid on top of the operating system, providing a number of useful Internet-enabled widgets and hardware controls in addition to the usual wide range of customsation options that the Android platform offers allowing you to place application shortcuts, bookmarks, contacts and more anywhere you like on the device's 5 homescreens for ease of access and at-a-glance access to messages and social networking updates.
The list of applications that are preinstalled on the RAZR by default is as follows:
Applications can be organised into groups for ease of access and better organisation if desired:
The RAZR supports a wide range of email accounts, with the settings for common POP and IMAP email providers already built-in, making the process of adding a consumer email account a matter of simply entering your email address and password.
Microsoft Exchange-based email accounts are also naturally supported, providing push-based updates of mail, contacts and calendar information with your company's Exchange server - be it local or hosted.
All mailbox folders are available. Rules can also be configured to only download email attachments over a WiFi connection to save on mobile data charges:
Your out of office status and reply message can be set directly from the device, both to internal and external users (if running Exchange 2007 or later):
If running Exchange 2007 or later, email attachments can also be forwarded from the device without the ned to first download it, as with other devices:
When composing a new email message, suggestions from the Global Address List will be displayed automatically as you begin to type in the recipient's name or email address:
MotoCAST is a free application from Motorola that allows you to access files and folders on your home or work PC, stream photos and videos as well as music, remotely - both Windows and Mac: provided that the PC is powered on and connected to the Internet.
You need to sign up for an account with the MotoCAST service, but registration is free and only requires an email address and password. The PC client software can be downloaded from www.mymotocast.com
Once installed, you can specify which folders on the PC you want to grant remote access to:
As well as enter a name for the PC to identify it should you choose to install MotoCAST on more than one machine
On the RAZR itself, launch the Files file manager application and select the option to browse MotoCast computers and select the PC you wish to connect to:
The shared content on the PC will then be displayed:
Another feature of the RAZR is the ability to print over WiFi to a supported printer. This feature can work directly to a WiFi-capable printer by IP address, provided that it is connected to the same wireless access point as the RAZR, or can query the local network for shared printers. A free utility is also available for Windows PCs that allows any printer installed on that PC to be shared via WiFi and made accessible to the RAZR:
Once a printer has been configured, you can then print from your Documents, Pictures, Emails, Contacts and more
The Smart Actions feature on the RAZR allows you to define rules which govern application and hardware behaviour based on time, physical location, battery level and more - enabling you to automate common tasks you perform on the phone, saving you time and saving your device's battery.
For example, you may want to launch the music player when you are at the gym, you may want to silence the ringer when you are in the office, etc
The below video provides an overview of the new feature:
The RAZR can be used both as a USB modem on Windows PCs, allowing you to share the device's connection to the Internet, but also as a portable wifi hotspot, allowing you to connect up to 5 WiFi-capable devices simultaneously
The Quickoffice suite, loaded on the RAZR as standard, allows you to view, edit and create Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents as well as view PDF files:
The Task Manager allows you to see what applications are running on the device and how much system resource they are consuming, and close down any apps that aren't needed:
The Data Meter allows you to view how much data you have sent and received from the device, allowing you keep track of mobile cost charges, and the Data Saver allows you to configure specific "data hungry" applications to only connect via an available WiFi connection
The RAZR is available to order from Brightpoint GB today, call us on 0870 849 0225 for more information, or visit the Motorola web site - www.motorola.com/razr
RAZR is back. Faster, Thinner, Smarter, Stronger. A re-imagining of an icon for the smartphone era featuring a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz processor, an impossibly thin 7.1mm main shaft, remote access to your computer via MotoCast™, and made KEVLAR® strong.
Take Motorola RAZR™ to the edge with the Smart Accessory Eco-system, enabling you to work and play on any HD screen, and much, much more.
An initial test push of Android 4.0 to selected European users of RAZR™ and RAZR™ MAXX commences July 3rd, with a view to a full roll out. Keep in touch with the roll out plans at http://facebook.com/motorolaeurope and for more information about Android 4.0, go to the Motorola Prepare and Learn page here http://motorola.com/icecreamsandwich
If it's on your computer, it can be on your phone or tablet. MotoCast™ is an app that allows you to stream or download content remotely from your home or work computer straight to phone or tablet. Available on the Motorola RAZR™ smartphone or Motorola XOOM™2 tablets.
The new Motorola RAZR is the most captivating Android-powered smartphone on the scene. Watch as heads turn to check out its ultra-thin form and stunning design, while the mind-blowing power of dual-core processing leaves you all aglow.
The Motorola RAZR can even stream music, pics and more from your home or work computer - anytime, anywhere. In the light of day or dim of night, hyper-vibrant colours keep everything looking beautiful on the Super AMOLED Advanced 4.3" display.
The Motorola RAZR is even made with KEVLAR fibre for strength, because a phone this arresting deserves protection.
Find out more on the Motorola web site - http://www.motorola.com/razr
Contact Brightpoint today on 0870 849 0225 to reserve yours.
Combining power, security, and business productivity apps and tools, MOTOROLA RAZR™ will help you or your business be more successful.
Smart Actions can automate the everyday so you can get on with life. Whether its optimising battery performance, turning off your ringer at night, or switching to WiFi when you are at home, set Smart Actions to work and don't look back.
A nano coating that actively repels liquid, protecting your Motorola RAZR™ or Motorola XOOM™2 tablet. Perfect for the heavy downpour or the spilt drink, and we've all been there!
The new Motorola RAZR is a marvel of engineering design and this video will reveal the secrets behind how they made it so thin.
Introducing MOTOROLA XOOM2. Its faster, thinner, lighter than before and also features improved colour HD screen and Splash Guard for a go anywhere, do everything attitude.
Introducing MOTOROLA XOOM™2 Media Edition. As easy to carry as a paperback, but packing a real wallop in HD screen quality and booming bass sound with dedicated subwoofer. Protected with Splash Guard and Corning® Gorilla® Glass, this is a fun sized, fun maxed, go anywhere 8.2" tablet.
Building on the success of Motorola XOOM™, Motorola Mobility is rocking the tablet world yet again with two additions that bring enhanced experiences to the European market. Wi-Fi variants of the Motorola XOOM 2™ and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition™ - boasting powerful productivity, rich entertainment and customisable experiences.
The new Motorola XOOM 2 and Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition both feature Android 3.2, a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, brilliant displays with Corning® Gorilla® Glass and a splashguard coating for a go anywhere, do everything attitude. In addition, both tablets include the new MotoCast™ app that lets you stream all your music, photos, videos and documents between your PC or Mac and tablet without any media tools, apps, or cords.
Motorola XOOM 2: Lighter and Brighter
Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi sports a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and Android 3.2 Honeycomb like its predecessor, but the similarities end there. The display is brighter and more vibrant than before with colour enhancement, and the edges have been strategically designed to make the tablet more comfortable to hold -- this tablet is easy on the eyes, and easy on the hands. It is compatible with the optional Motorola Stylus that is great for note-taking, hand-writing emails and sketching. Motorola XOOM 2 is loaded with Business Ready features like VPN support and data encryption.
Motorola XOOM 2 with Wi-Fi features MOTOPRINT integrated into key apps so you can print wirelessly from your tablet. It is approximately 100 grams lighter than the original Motorola XOOM to make it even easier to take on the road, and can withstand poolside use, spilled drinks or dashes out to the car in the rain thanks to its new splash-guard coating. A battery delivering more than 10 hours of video playback means it can go with you wherever you need to be.
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition: Beat your Boredom
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition with Wi-Fi is easy to hold with one hand thanks to its 8.2-inch display, and easy to take with you wherever you go, weighing less than the best-selling paperback you’ve been carrying around. Optimised for entertainment, it has a wide, 178 degree viewing angle. Hold it up to someone across the room, or share it with someone sitting next to you, and everyone gets a brilliant view.
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition has a 20 percent improvement in graphics performance over the original Motorola XOOM for smoother gaming, features adaptive virtual surround sound with booming bass that’ll delight your ears, and stands out from the crowd with the fastest multi-tasking in its class. It can even be a universal remote control for home AV equipment with the personalised, custom remote control app pre-loaded on the tablet. Lastly, a splash-guard coating provides extra protection against the spills that are bound to happen when you’re having fun.
Accessories to connect to your life easier, from anywhere
With the Work and Play kit, plug your tablet into the HD Multimedia Station to connect to your HDTV, speakers and other peripherals for large-screen entertainment. Get more done, faster with the included keyboard and mouse with Bluetooth technology. Now, when your tablet is docked, the Smart Controller lets you MC the show from the comfort of your couch. For Motorola XOOM 2, no accessory discussion is complete without mentioning the Motorola Stylus with Precision tip - your tablet’s best friend.
Motorola XOOM 2
Motorola XOOM 2 Media Edition
1.2GHz dual-core processor
1.2GHz dual-core processor
Android 3.2 Honeycomb
Android 3.2 Honeycomb
10.1” HD display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
8.2” HD display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass
Splash-guard and special flattened edges for easier holding
Display optimisation for wide viewing angles that are perfect for video
1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash
1.3 MP front and 5 MP rear-facing HD cameras with digital zoom, auto focus, and LED flash
1GB RAM; 16 GB storage
1GB RAM; 16GB storage
10+ hours Web usage or over 1 month stand-by
6+ hrs Web usage and more than 3 days of music playback
3D virtual surround sound
Adaptive virtual surround sound with multiple speakers and booming bass
253.9 mm x 173.6 mm x 8.8 mm
139 mm x 216 mm x 8.99 mm
Business Ready with enterprise-grade security and Active Sync for work email, contacts and calendar. USB and Ethernet connectivity, pre-loaded Citrix® Receiver® and Citrix® GoToMeeting®. Preloaded with MotoCast so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet
Preloaded with MotoCast so you can access and stream your files from your PC or Mac to your tablet
Access to Google Mobile™ Services, including Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Talk™ and browsing
The official Motorola support page for the Xoom can be found here - http://www.motorola.com/Support/US-EN/Consumer-Support/TABLETS
In order to connect the Motorola Xoom to a Mac via USB to transfer media, documents and other files to and from the Xoom to our desktop, you will first need to download and install the Google Android File Transfer tool, available from http://www.android.com/filetransfer
Once installed, an icon will be added to the Application folder in the Finder for "Android File Transfer".
Launch the application to see the above window, then connect the Xoom via USB. The Xoom's file structure will then be displayed allowing you to drag and drop or copy and paste files to and from your Mac:
NOTE - if you have any other synchronisation software running on the Mac for Android devices, you should close these applications in the event that the File Transfer tool is not able to connect to the Xoom.
In order to connect to the Motorola Xoom to a Windows PC to transfer media, documents and other files to your tablet, you must first download and install the Motorola Xoom USB driver, available here - ftp://ca:firstname.lastname@example.org/Technical%20Support/Motorola/Mot...
Simply run the installer and then reboot your PC. Once rebooted, upon connection the Xoom will be recognised as a removable storage device in My Computer, enabling you to copy and paste or drag and drop files to and from it to your desktop.
"Everything a tablet should be". The Xoom is the world's first device running Google's tablet-optimised version of Android, version 3.0 aka Honeycomb. Boasting a dual-core processor and the best screen and camera hardware of any device currently available, the Xoom becomes your portable movie theatre and video conferencing device not to mention your satellite navigation system, ebook reader, music player, email and instant messaging client, digital picture frame, social networking client and more. With access to the Android Market on top - you name it, the Xoom can do it.
The official product page is available here - http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Consumers/xoom-android-tablet/us-en/...
Running Android 3.0 "Honeycomb", Google's tablet-optimised version of Android, the homescreen features a 5-screen interface, accessed by swiping to the left or right as with the 7-screen interface on the smaller Smartphone Android devices.
As with the Smartphone version of Android, each and every screen can be populated with a wide variety of widgets providing at-a-glance access to important information which is updated live:
as well as application shortcuts
not to mention the ability to change the background wallpaper
and shortcuts to commonly-accessed settings:
The Android 3.0 interface will be a little unfamiliar at first to users of Android 1.x/2.x devices: apps are accessed by tapping on the "Apps" button in the top right hand corner of the screen; there are also no hardware buttons - navigation being handled by 3 icons permanently displayed in the lower left hand corner. Once you have got used to the new interface, however, you have a streamlined tablet device ideally suited to watching video and reading. The overall neon colour scheme on a dark background works well, and reminded me instantly (and has others) of the film Tron.
The ability to customise the homescreen to such an extent will appeal to users of iOS devices frustrated with the rigidity of Apple's layout or those who simply want all of their important information all in the one place, up to date, without the need to launch specific apps to access the information contained in that app.
The Xoom is a streamlined device out of the box, the application list consists of the following:
There is no "bloat" on the Xoom as with other devices, you are free to download and install those apps from the Android Market that you wish. Running the latest version of Android with an update to 3.1 on the way, the Xoom will support the best the Market has to offer including Google Earth, Google Maps, Google Goggles, Google Translate and more. The bundled versions of YouTube an GMail are designed specifically for the tablet form factor and Android 3.0 interface.
Boasting a 2MP camera on the front, and a 5MP camera with digital zoom and dual LED flash on the rear with auto focus, not to mention 720p HD camcorder and HDMI output capability, when combined with its truly impressive screen resolution (1280x800 WXGA) the Xoom can become the centre of your multimedia life enabling you to capture, share and view those precious moments and watch movies in widescreen format as they were intended...for up to 8 hours on a single charge.
With such a large display the Xoom provides sharper and crisper representation not only of images and movies, but web pages and applications as a whole.
The front-facing camera also makes the Xoom perfect for video conferencing services such as the built-in Google Talk app.
It's hard to imagine anyone using a tablet-sized device as their main digital camera, but it's certainly nice to have, especially useful for capturing images during meetings or presentations.
With a range of exciting accessories available, the Xoom can be used as an AV output device for your HDMI-capable TV or monitor and can also be used with a wireless keyboard and mouse. View the Motorola web site for more information - http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Consumers/xoom-android-tablet/us-en/...
The Xoom features the standard Android 3.0 email client, supporting the ubiquitous POP and IMAP protocols as well as Exchange ActiveSync for business users
For IT administrators the Android 3.0 Exchange ActiveSync client supports the ability to remotely enforce password usage on connected devices, password complexity as well as remote wipe capability and on-device encryption:
Microsoft Office document attachments on emails can also be viewed (editing capability is not possible as standard):
The bundled GMail client is a reworked version of the application designed specifically for the Tablet form factor.
The Music Player includes album art and a carousel-style 3D track browsing interface which makes searching for and locating music not only easy but a pleasure:
The Pulse RSS & ATOM news feed application is pre-loaded onto the Xoom providing a tablet-optimised view of your daily news source updates in an attractive interface:
Google Maps, Navigation and Latitude apps are loaded as standard:
The Motorola Xoom is a powerhouse of hardware. The multitasking capabilities of the Android 3.0 operating system, the impressive battery life and the large amount of storage available make the Xoom feel more like a portable desktop replacement than other devices I have used. With an update to Android 3.1 on the way, which will support USB host mode, the ability to connect a USB mouse and/or keyboard (or games controller) to the device will make it that much more capable as an on-the-go work and play device.
Android 3.0 is still in its infancy and there are relatively few tablet-optimised applications available, but this will change as Google seek to unite the tablet and smartphone branches of application development with "Ice Cream Sandwich", or Android 4.0
Contact Ingram Micro UK Mobility today on +44 (0)870 849 0225 to check stock availability.
A copy of the quick start guide here.
MOTOROLA XOOM™ with Android 3.1 update is rolling through Europe, bringing with it exciting additional functionality and slickness. Grab that mouse, keyboard or joystick as improved USB and Bluetooth for accessories is now here. Want that widget to be resized? No problem. Fancy some much needed extended memory? You got it with SD card unlock for upto another 32GB, meaning more music, photos and videos.....IT'S EVERYTHING A TABLET SHOULD BE.
Following hot on the heels of Google's unveiling of Android 3.0 "Honeycomb", Motorola have unveiled their first tablet device to run the new "tablet-optimised" platform - the Xoom.
The official product page is already live on the Motorola web site here - http://www.motorola.com/Consumers/US-EN/Consumer-Product-and-Services/Ta...
The Motorola Xoom is business ready, it's "everything a tablet should be"
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