Motorola introduces A1000 3G handset

MTC-Vodafone Bahrain and Etisalat in the UAE currently offer WCMDA services in the Middle East, and there were an estimated 7,000 WCDMA subscribers in the region at the end of February.

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By  Tawanda Chihota Published  May 19, 2005

Motorola has introduced a new 3G convergence device, the A1000, designed to give regional mobile professionals further access to communication services as well as shared information. The Motorola A1000 is the latest device in Motorola’s 3G portfolio in the Middle East, and is equipped with video conferencing capabilities; as well as Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF document viewing capabilities via Picsel document viewer. The device also offers full HTML browsing. "With several years of experience in 3G products, Motorola knows that products need to deliver stellar design as well as high-tech intellect. Our new model A1000 gives mobile users the ability to experience the true benefit of 3G in a compact device,” says Patrick Mulligan, area director for Motorola’s Mobile Devices Business. The pocket-sized model A1000 also features an integrated 1.2 mega pixel digital camera with 4x digital zoom, multi-media streaming, capture and playback with MPEG4 and MP3 files and dual-audio speakers. MTC-Vodafone Bahrain and Etisalat in the UAE currently offer WCMDA services in the Middle East, and there were an estimated 7,000 WCDMA subscribers in the region at the end of February, more than 12 months after the networks were first launched. ”We have a couple of thousand 3G subscribers and there is no doubt that 3G is the future,” Ismael Fikree, MTC-Vodafone Bahrain’s chief technology officer says.

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