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Motorola Delivers Enhanced Business Capabilities to Asian Enterprises with New Series of Mobile Computers


Designed with feedback from customers in Asia, Motorola extends enterprise mobility leadership in region with new converged handheld mobile computers

HONG KONG – Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility (NYSE:MOT) has unveiled the FR series which initially includes the rugged and compact FR68 and FR6000 mobile computers. The series, providing operability in a range of local languages, is designed to increase productivity wherever and whenever work needs to be done in small, medium or large enterprises across verticals such as retail, healthcare, logistics, transportation, utilities, manufacturing or public safety. With them, companies can achieve higher levels of resource optimisation and operational efficiency and give mobile workforces the ability to work on business essential enterprise resource platforms as well as access and process business critical data on the go.

Steve Choi, general manager, Greater China for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility in Asia-Pacific, said, “The design and development of the FR series of mobile computers is a distinctive demonstration of Motorola’s ongoing innovation to best serve the needs of our customers in the region. Be it field sales workers, professionals in the healthcare system or manufacturing environment or the delivery staff of a courier company, the new FR converged enterprise- class devices give them the capability to be more productive, efficient and remain connected within and outside the organization so that they can make informed decisions and deliver enhanced customer experience which is essential to gain competitive edge.”

Both the FR68 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA) and the FR6000 rugged handheld computers, available only in the Asia-Pacific markets, are full-function 3.5G HSDPA/WAN network mobile computers that offer simultaneous voice and high-speed data connectivity, and GPS navigation. The devices also offer expanded levels of enterprise-class features in a highly compact form factor and ergonomics best suited to the needs of Asian users.

Additional functionalities include high resolution 3.2 mega pixel auto-focus colour camera, and optical character recognition (OCR) functionality in the FR68, and 1D laser scanner, plus additional connectivity through wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth® and IrDA in both models. Powerful computing capabilities enabled through the Marvell XScale PXA312 624MHz processor and Microsoft® Windows® Mobile 6.1 operating system in the devices ensure ease of integration with existing enterprise infrastructure, enhanced security features, a flexible development platform and improved mobile messaging – all in a single device.

Designed to withstand the rigors of everyday use, the new FR series mobile computers are true business enablers. Ruggedized to withstand three foot drops to concrete, the new series is also sealed to protect from elements such as sand, dust and water.

The combination of real-time local and wide-area wireless communications coupled with advanced data capture capabilities and an industry-standard operating system enables ease of implementation of business-essential applications including enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM).

To help customers maintain peak performance, Motorola Enterprise Mobility offers Service from the Start with Comprehensive Coverage for the FR68 and FR6000. With Service from the Start, from the first day of the hardware purchase, customers can be assured that no matter what is damaged — from broken displays and keypads to any internal and external components — the repair is covered while the plan is active. This enhanced level of coverage significantly reduces unforeseen repair expenses, while providing investment protection and service peace of mind.

Both devices are available in Asian local languages, with both keypad and the Microsoft WM 6.1 operating system available in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean as well as English.

Both mobile computers are now available in Hong Kong through local Motorola PartnerSelect members.

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About Motorola

Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008. For more information, please visit


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