The A1000 and E1000 from Motorola are two new, feature-rich phones aimed at covering two separate, but often intersecting, markets: business users and gamers.
The A1000 is intended to meet mobile business needs, is based on the Symbian 7.0 OS. Along with the usual camera/gprs/streaming/email/browser package we’ve come to expect, it allows users to view files of a number of formats whilst on the move, including Microsoft Office and PDFs.
The standard PIM applications are all here: calendar, contacts and notes, and the phone will synchronise with your desktop/laptop though USB and Bluetooth.
As the phone supports the J2ME platform, further applications and treats can be downloaded and installed.
The other phone, the E1000 is an attempt to get into the rapidly growing mobile gaming and entertainment market. The phone features a camera and MP3 player and promises a very striking 260,000 colour display, with 240×320 resolution.
The E1000 will offer location-based services through A-GPS, which could provide interesting and innovative entertainment applications in the very near future.