Motorola’s Ming touchscreen smartphone gets EDGE upgrade

Chris Davies - Jan 8, 2007, 3:32 pm CST

Is it only in the UK that the word “ming” is common parlance for something unpleasant and/or disgusting?  I’m guessing that definition hasn’t reached Asia, anyway, where Motorola market the Ming touchscreen smartphone.  Already a success with fashionistas and the linguistically-impaired, due to its attractive design and ability to instantly translate words both on-screen and out-loud, Motorola are betting on it being a hit with executives and power-users now that they’ve packed EDGE high-speed cellular data in there as well.

Available in the first-quarter 2007, the updated Ming will still have the 2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot and Bluetooth of the original, as well as the 2-inch 262k colour touchscreen.  Sadly we’re unlikely to see it on our own Western shores.

Motorola Ming [Mobile Burn]

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