Motorola announces MPX220, again

Official Motorola MPx220 Press Release

While details on this phone have been available for months now, including an official product page on Moto’s website and a press release similar to this one, Motorola has “officially” (seriously, we mean it this time) announced the MPX220 Smartphone.

Details are still the same (Bluetooth, 1.23MP camera, etc.), except for one tiny tidbit I noticed in the press release:

“The Motorola MPx220 with Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software enables mobile professionals to easily access their Outlook calendar, contacts, e-mails and tasks,” said Suzan DelBene, corporate vice president of the mobile and embedded devices division at Microsoft.

It wasn’t clear before whether or not the MPX220 would ship with WM2003 Second Edition (the latest OS update from Microsoft). Now, it appears that it will. Yay!

The press release cites Q4 availability, which is kind of ominous, since the rumor mill has been predicting a September release, but as long as it comes out this year, I’ll survive. The sooner the better, though.