Motorola Ming

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The Motorola Ming (Chinese: ) is a series of smartphone mobile phones from Motorola, sold in Hong Kong and mainland China only. It is one of the series in the 4LTR line.

A1200i[edit]

Motorola Ming (A1200i)
Motorola MING Portrait.jpg
Manufacturer Motorola
Series MotoMing
Compatible networks GSM Quad band with GPRS class 10, EDGE
Availability by country Hong Kong December 2005; 8 years ago (2005-12)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Flip
Dimensions 95.7 mm (3.77 in) H
51.7 mm (2.04 in) W
21.5 mm (0.85 in) D
Weight 122 g (4.3 oz)
Operating system Linux-based, kernel 2.4.20
Memory 8 MB
Removable storage microSD up to 2 GB
Battery 850mAh,
Internal Rechargeable Li-ion
Data inputs touchscreen
Display 2.4 in (61 mm), 240x320 pixel, 262k colour TFT LCD touchscreen
Rear camera 2 MP, video recording, macro mode for fine shooting
Connectivity mini-USB, Bluetooth

The A1200 came in December 2005. Although initially the A1200i was slightly towards the expensive side, with the advent of the ROKR E6 and other phones, the cost of the A1200i has been considerably reduced.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Application CPU: XScale PXA270 processor 315Mhz
  • Baseband CPU: Freescale ARM CPU with a Motorola 56000 DSP handling radio traffic
  • Talk time: 2 - 4 hrs
  • Standby time: 14 - 48 hrs
  • Browser: native Opera, WAP 2.0, WML, xHTML, HTML, JavaScript, simple Ajax
  • Messaging: MMS, SMS
  • E-mail: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP with SSL-encryption
  • Applications: Java ME, M3G (JSR 184), MIDP 2.0; native applications supported with use of special packaging software
  • Synchronization: SyncML, OTA
  • Security: Voice Print, OMA DRM 1.0
  • Music: MIDI (40), MP3, WAV, AMR, WMA, aacplus

Upgrading latest firmware, it supports the EDGE network. The latest version of Ming already supports EDGE.

Other features[edit]

  • Integrated stereo FM tuner (use of wired headset required)
  • Document viewer (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • High performance personal information manager
  • Hands-free speaker phone with 40 channel polyphonic speaker
  • Speaker independent voice dial
  • Cursive handwriting recognition
  • Bluetooth wireless technology with support for these profiles: HSP, HFP, GOEP, A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, and DUN


A1200e[edit]

  • Operating system: Motorola EZX Linux
  • Browser: native Opera 8.00 for EZX
  • User guide

A1600[edit]

Motorola Ming (A1600)
Manufacturer Motorola
Series MotoMing
Compatible networks GSM Quad band with GPRS class 10, EDGE
Availability by country Hong Kong June 2008; 6 years ago (2008-06)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Flip
Dimensions 98.5 mm (3.88 in) H
52.3 mm (2.06 in) W
18.38 mm (0.724 in) D
Weight 122 g (4.3 oz)
Operating system Linux-based, kernel 2.4.20
Memory 40 MB
Removable storage microSD up to 4 GB
Data inputs touchscreen
Display 2.4 in (61 mm), 240x320 pixel, 262k colour TFT LCD touchscreen
Rear camera 3.2 MP with autofocus, scan ability, panorama, GIF animation for MMS
Connectivity mini-USB, Bluetooth

The A1600 first appeared in June 2008.

Overview[edit]

MotoMing A1600, offers access to email, messaging and browsing in a user-friendly and stylish design. The full touchscreen simulates a traditional keypad, to give users a familiar experience, while a simplified user interface offers one-handed access to the most often used applications. Bluetooth 2.0 allows for simple pairing with enabled accessories, and enhances A1600’s download speed and improving battery life.

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Application CPU: Intel XScale PXA270 processor
  • Talk time: 2 - 4 hrs
  • Standby time: 14 - 48 hrs
  • Browser: native Opera, WAP 2.0, WML, xHTML, HTML, JavaScript, simple Ajax
  • Messaging: MMS, SMS
  • E-mail: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP with SSL-encryption
  • Applications: Java ME, M3G (JSR-184), MIDP 2.0
  • Synchronization: SyncML, OTA
  • Security: voice print, OMA DRM 1.0
  • Music: MIDI (40), MP3, WAV, AMR, WMA, aacplus

Other features[edit]

  • aGPS support for turn-by-turn navigation
  • 3.2 MP with autofocus, scan ability, panorama, GIF animation for MMS
  • Camera scanner with talking dictionary and business card reader
  • Fuzzy Pinyin handwriting recognition
  • Integrated stereo FM tuner (use of wired headset required)
  • Document viewer (PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • High performance personal information manager
  • Hands-free speaker phone with 40 channel polyphonic speaker
  • Speaker independent voice dial
  • Cursive handwriting recognition
  • Bluetooth wireless technology with support for these profiles: HSP, HFP, GOEP, A2DP, AVRCP, BIP, BPP, and DUN


A1800[edit]

Motorola Ming (A1800)
Manufacturer Motorola
Series MotoMing
Availability by country Hong Kong May 2009; 5 years ago (2009-05)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Flip
Weight 132 g (4.7 oz)
Operating system Linux
Removable storage microSD up to 4 GB
Display 2.4 in (61 mm), 240x320 pixel, 256k colour TFT LCD touchscreen
Rear camera 3.15 MP, autofocus
Connectivity micro-USB, Bluetooth

The 1800 came in May 2009, and featured a 3.15 MP camera.

A1680[edit]

Motorola Ming (A1680)
Manufacturer Motorola
Series MotoMing
Availability by country Hong Kong August 2010; 4 years ago (2010-08)
Type Smartphone
Form factor Flip
Weight 120 g (4.2 oz)
Operating system Android 1.6 Donut
Removable storage microSD up to 32 GB
Display 3.1 in (79 mm), 480x800 pixel, 16m colour touchscreen
Rear camera 5 MP, autofocus
Connectivity micro-USB, Bluetooth

The A1680 arrived in Q3 2010. It was given major improvements, including a better camera, a larger screen with better pixels, higher memory card limit and came installed with the Android 1.6 Donut operating system (OS).

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