Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 1:10 PM
To: Cool Stuff
Cc: Un-Cool stuff
Subject: Motorola MPx200, Microsoft Smartphone available on Amazon for $150
Cool News: The Microsoft Smartphone from Motorola is now available for purchase from Amazon.com!
Un-Cool News: The “special employee pricing” offered to Microsoft employees is $15 more than what the general public pays. Huh!!?!
Subject: RE: Motorola MPx200, Microsoft Smartphone available on Amazon for $150
If you're going to post this info to "Cool Stuff" please clarify the following: The MPx200 in both places are dual band (1900 US and 1800 Intl), so they can be used overseas. Amazon's is not triband (that is an error) -- it's the same phone.
one more email in a very long thread already:
The MPx200 phone itself is a tri-band phone (hardware-wise)
The ATT version of the MPx200 ships with an ATT-optimized radio stack that is only dual band (1800/1900). It's a software setting (and, no, can't be changed by the user)
In most countries outside of the USA 1800 coverage is excellent, so the device can roam. In some countries and/or some remote locations, only 900 MHz coverage is available, so a triband phone would work, but the ATT-branded MPx200 will not get any signal
MPx200 sold outside of the USA very likely will ship as a tri-band phone
Interestingly enough, the P/PC phone edition sold in the USA is a dual band phone, but a 900/1900 device. So, the MPx200 and P/PC are "complementary devices" when roaming outside of the USA :-)
Hope this helps...
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