Motorola Alexander and Attila to arrive in Q1 2009?

By on November 28, 2008 at 1:03 PM.

Motorola Alexander and Attila to arrive in Q1 2009?

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According to short but sweet article in Digitimes, Taiwanese hardware manufacturer Compal has received an order from Motorola for two Windows Mobile smartphones, codenamed the Alexander and Attila. We saw some spy shots of the Attila earlier this week but news on the status of the qwerty keyboard packing Alexander has been sorely lacking until now. The article reveals that the two PDA phones are slated for release in Q1 2009 instead of the originally anticipated Q4 2008. Does the news of a potential release stoke the fire of anticipation for these new Motorola handsets or does it leave you wishing it would just let them die and focus on getting its Android-based social networking handset out the door instead?

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Spy Shots of the Motorola Atila emerge

By on November 24, 2008 at 8:03 AM.

Spy Shots of the Motorola Atila emerge

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It’s been a long three months since we scooped the Motorola Atila, the touchscreen-only counterpart to the Motorola Alexander. Since August, updates on this tri-band UMTS/HSDPA phone have been non-existent. As is the standard in pre-production lifespans, live images of the handset have now emerged proving that the Atila does exist and that Motorola still has this phone under development. Nice custom theme, eh? Just as a refresher, the Atila has the following specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850MHz/1900MHz/2100MHz)
  • 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 1.8Mbps HSUPA
  • 1130mAh battery
  • 2.8″ QVGA 240 x 320 screen
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Qualcomm 7201A chipset
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

The specs on the phone are decent, though we do agree that the screen could use an upgrade. A full VGA screen like the Touch Diamond would be nice or even the 240×400 screen of the Omnia would be a bit better. Hit the jump for another photo showing the more traditional Windows Mobile interface.

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Motorola Alexander’s non-QWERTY counterpart, Atila

By on August 11, 2008 at 1:04 PM.

Motorola Alexander’s non-QWERTY counterpart, Atila

Another leaked Motorola handset? You bet! This time we’ve got the brother-in-law to the Motorola Alexander — no QWERTY keyboard — with a pretty decent spec sheet. This one is codenamed Atila, and if you haven’t caught on to Motorola’s code names for Windows Mobile devices, they are all named after great conquerors; Alexander, Atila, Ghenghis, etc. The Atila is actually the first Motorola device that will have tri-band UMTS/HSDPA. Finally, right? We’re not sure on a release date, but here’s an introduction of the specs, followed by the actual spec sheet:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850MHz/1900MHz/2100MHz)
  • 7.2Mbps HSDPA, 1.8Mbps HSUPA
  • 1130mAh battery
  • 2.8″ QVGA 240 x 320 screen
  • Wi-Fi b/g
  • Qualcomm 7201A chipset
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional

Full spec sheet after the jump!

Thanks, “Daddy Genius”!

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