June 21, 2010
Motorola create rival to Blackberry
Motorola has just launched a new mobile phone in a direct attack on the lucrative Blackberry market.
The new mobile was designed with business users in mind and has a full qwerty keyboard and a battery life to match a busy working day. The company say the handset is aimed at field sales, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and distribution businesses. Motorola will team up with Sprint to sell the device.
The latest offering is called the ES400 global Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA.) It was the brainchild of the Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Motorola. It is described as the smallest and lightest EDA which runs on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5.
Other notable features include photo annotation, bar code scanning and a bright three inch touch screen, which doubles as a light source.
The ES400 also has WiFi, GSM, HSPA as well as CDMA EVDO RevA connections. A built-in biometric fingerprint reader is also available for the security conscious user. An app that allows a company to keep track of a number of the ES400’s is also available to download.
This will be the first Motorola mobile computer to be distributed through the Sprint Direct and Business Solutions Partners sales channels.