New Microsoft and Motorola smartphone

The new Motorola MPx200 is expected to be available from AT&T Wireless in the fourth quarter of this year.

Utilizing Microsoft Windows Mobile software, the new Motorola MPx200 phone will allow AT&T Wireless customers to take the functionality and familiarity of Microsoft Office and Outlook® features with them while on the move. With the latest in Personal Information Management (PIM) functionality, phone users can easily synchronize and access Outlook contacts, inbox, calendar and tasks. In addition, businesses looking for a scalable and secure means of accessing information behind corporate firewalls will be able to take advantage of AT&T Wireless’ unique over-the-air provisioning solution to simplify and minimize implementation efforts of corporate information technology departments. The phone also supports web browsing using Pocket Internet Explorer and fully integrates MSN® Messenger service for a robust instant messaging experience. The Motorola MPx200 will also have “one click” access to AT&T Wireless’ popular mMode(sm) service to connect customers to latest in news, weather, sports, gaming, messaging services and more.

“Together with Microsoft and Motorola, we are taking the next leap forward in unwiring the corporate office,” said Andre Dahan, President of AT&T Wireless Mobile Multimedia Services. “The Motorola MPx200 is an ideal device for mobile professionals looking for a wireless extension of their workplace — and for consumers looking for the ultimate in multimedia functionality. This cutting-edge device provides us with the flexibility to meet the needs of both mobile professionals and businesses looking for a simple, secure, and scalable solution to meet the growing needs of the enterprise market in today’s mobile economy.”

“Today’s busy professionals are demanding more from their wireless experience and looking for the right combination of reliability and synchronization that can keep them connected and entertained while mobile,” said Peter Knook, corporate vice president of mobile and embedded devices at Microsoft. “The new Motorola MPx200 delivers a long-awaited mobile phone experience, combining the powerful and familiar Windows Mobile software with AT&T Wireless’ advanced GSM