Motorola has launched the A630 at the “exclusive” Hotel Gansevoort in New York. Many celebrities were there to pretend to care about the new phone, and make sure they got one before anyone else. Sure this has a very nice design with some features we haven’t yet seen on any other device, I would pick one over a Treo or Blackberry, or even the over sized Sidekick. Motorola will make or break this thing depending on the software and network connectivity support, if they want it to be a true email communicator they will have to offer up some Blackberry Connect service. I won’t bore you with photos of celebrities holding up the phone, if you are interested in that, check here.
See press release below.
At an exclusive gathering of New York City’s top trend-setters and influencers, Motorola Inc., a leader in wireless communications, unveiled its latest wireless creation – the model A630. Staged on the rooftop of the exclusive Hotel Gansevoort, celebrities and style leaders, including Drea de Matteo, Russell Simmons, Pat Field, Molly Shannon, Samantha Ronson and Jacob the Jeweler were among the first to witness the unveiling of the next “must have” mobile device from Motorola.
Following in the footsteps of the game-changing Motorola StarTAC and the company’s revolutionary two-way pagers, the model A630 is yet another innovative new product from Motorola. Packaged in a unique, multi- functional design featuring a QWERTY keyboard hidden inside a sleek candy bar form, the Motorola A630 lets you call, text or email with style and ease.
From the outside, you see a fashionable, compact mobile handset. Once opened, the device reveals a full QWERTY keyboard that makes texting, email exchanges and Instant Messaging easy. The A630 does not stop there. For multi-media fun, the handset comes with an integrated camera with 4 x zoom, multi-media messaging for sending and sharing images, dedicated gaming keys and a vivid color display that offers portrait as well as landscape views. When its time to be productive, the A630 offers integrated Bluetooth wireless technology, an office quality speakerphone and email support including POP3, SMTP and Imap4. The Motorola A630’s fusion of the mobile and messaging worlds without sacrificing weight, size or style makes it the ideal device for today’s text-savvy trendsetting consumer.
“With the debut of the model A630, Motorola delivers a uniquely designed handset that stands apart from the pack, promising simplified voice and messaging communications supported by the latest technology,” said James Burke, Sr. Director of Product Operations for Motorola, Inc. “With its clever combination of fun and function, the model A630 is sure to please style-conscious movers and shakers.”
The Motorola A630 features include:
− Full QWERTY keyboard with 5-way navigation for easy messaging, fun gaming and more
− Integrated VGA camera with dedicated photo button for quick shoot and send power
− 220 x 176 pixel color landscape display capable of supporting up to 65,000 colors
− Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology
− Advanced messaging including Multi-Media Messaging Service (MMS), SMS, e-mail support (POP3, SMTP, Imap4) and multibranded IM (Instant Messaging)
− GSM tri-band capabilities
− J2ME downloading functionality
− Integrated hands-free speakerphone
− Polyphonic speaker for the ultimate sound and cool MP3 ringtones
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola A630 is expected at Cingular Wireless retail stores nationwide later this summer.