Motorola has become a pioneer in the UMTS terminals market having released it's A-series models. These devices distinguished in a big size and little working time but were demanded due to the absence of any serious rivals. Many functions were realized not the best way. The end of 2004 became a turning point for UMTS terminals in the European market and with the growth of the number and coverage areas of the networks a competition between various manufacturers appeared.

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As different from the previous models А920/А925 this smartphone is designed following completely another presuppositions. The same platform is used and the device is based on Symbian OS (UIQ 2.1) but special attention was paid to the form-factor, working time and multimedia. Those who dealt with previous models will find something in common with A1000 but the ergonomics is several times better.

The device has the dimensions of 115x57x19 mm and weights 165 grams. The size is quite acceptable for a smartphone. Comparing А1000 with SE P900 you'll surely notice the device is a bit wider but thinner. This allows carrying it in a pocket of a jacket (it may be put in a shirt but will project); in trousers A1000 is relatively unnoticeable. The ideal way to carry it is in a waist case.