The Motorola MING A1200. Years ago, the mention of the A1200 conjured up images of an exotic touchscreen smartphone running an even more exotic Linux operating system. Today, the MING A1200 is a bit of a relic in the mobile world. Motorola has pumped out new MING hardware since the A1200, but this is the first time we’ve laid eyes on the MING A1200’s next-in-line successor – the Motorola MING A1210.
Just like its predecessor, the MING A1210 sports a flip form-factor. The A1210 features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, 3.1-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, FM radio, USB and a microSD card slot. And, just like the original MING, the A1210 runs on a custom Linux operating system. Unfortunately, the tri-band GSM radio will keep this MING A1210 from cracking the US mainstream market.