Motorola rumored to have killed the Alexander, scale back shipments of the MOTOSURF

By on March 24, 2009 at 5:57 PM.

Motorola rumored to have killed the Alexander, scale back shipments of the MOTOSURF

Not that anyone ever really spent sleepless nights longing for it, but it might upset a few Motorola fans to know that DigiTimes is reporting that the Motorola Alexander has been scrapped. The Alexander, for those who don’t recall, was said to be a Windows Mobile device that featured a vertically-sliding QWERTY keypad, an 8 megapixel camera and an NVIDIA graphics chip that was rumored to be more than adept at spitting out 3D graphics. In other Moto news, the same source is saying that shipments of the MOTOSURF have been scaled back due to a decision to limit the markets in which the device is available. Another one bites the dust…

[Via WMExperts]

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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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