I purchased the "Ming" version of this A1200 from Hong Kong. Motorola Asia / HK upgraded this phone for a nicer LCD screen (compare to the old E680i ) and the screen can be protected by the transparent ear piece cover (nice touch!) This phone has quite a bit unique built-in features that the other European version don't. First and the most important of all, it has a unique Chinese character recognition features that allow user to input Chinese characters with a touch of your stylus or your thumb! Yes, your thumb!! If you think your thumb might be too big for that tiny LCD screen; well, you will be surprise how it can recognize any style of Chinese characters you throw to it. I mean, I can even ask my 6 years old daughter (who just barely learn how to write basic Chinese) to write on it and still be able to spell it out correctly. Next cool thing is the Business Card Recognition apps they installed for you. For the first time in my life, I was so impressed by the advance Chinese OCR program that can recognize portrait and landscape type of Chinese character and place them correctly into your contact list or phone book. One draw back is that, you very much need to provide a nice contrasted business card in order to recognize it correctly. Yes, black and white preferred! Then it comes to the calls quality and be able to switch ot other built-in apps while you are talking on the phone. It didn't slow down the load time or drop calls. I like the dedicated CALL and END CALL button. I found that little navigation joystick annoying for a big thumb guy like me! Overall, it's an awesome phone until I met my first Android phone lately! I wish this phone can hack into as a Android OS, otherwise; I am quite happy with it for the past 3 years of useage! Battery life still strong with the original ones!