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  • Aug 28, 2014
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Male oriented

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 April, 2005, 12:00am
 

The updated A1000 PDA 3G phone from Motorola appeals to two distinctly male traits (and not necessarily good ones): obsession with gadgetry and stubborn refusal to stop and ask for directions. Motorola claims the handset is the first 3G phone with a built-in global position system (GPS) receiver. With included software from mPocket, why carry around an easy-to-fold paper map when the digital hiking guide will help you locate campsites, barbecue sites and toilets? To be fair, the new A1000 might appeal to geocachers, those hi-tech treasure hunters who combine love of gadgetry and outdoor exercise. Anything that gets us off the couch cannot be that bad. The handset, which retails for $5,980, sports all the benefits of a high-end PDA phone: 1.23 mega-pixel camera with 4x digital zoom; 2.9-inch touch screen; dual cameras for video calls and still pictures; 24mb of internal memory; MP3 player and Bluetooth connectivity. Now which way to Dragon's Back?


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