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Motorola breathes fresh life into original MING with A1200R

Chris Ziegler

Despite the A1600 and A1800, Motorola's soldiering on with variants of the original circa-2006 MING -- for reasons only known to the company's most senior, jaded product managers, we'd imagine -- and the A1200R's the latest fruit of those efforts. The QVGA touchscreen, 2 megapixel camera, translucent lid, and Linux core all carry over from the original, but the A1200R ups the ante with a new widget platform that lets the user customize little tidbits of information (news, weather, and so on) to be shown on the home screen. Also new to the model is an Office document viewer, but what isn't new is the fact that the US will almost certainly never get it; it's been announced in Argentina, which makes it a likely target for a variety of South American countries over the next few months.

[Via Unwired View]

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