MWC 2008: Motorola overview
We also got a glimpse of the Motorola U9 - the new PEBL phone that was recently introduced by Moto. The phone has a 1.45" 128 x 160-pixel 65K-color OLED display on the outside, which goes completely invisible when not used. There are also touch sensitive buttons on it to allow easier control of the music player even with the clamshell closed. The internal display is 2" QVGA, capable of showing up to 262K colors.
The comparatively low-end model has dropped the opening mechanism used in the original PEBL - the Motorola U6 - and has switched to a more traditional flip. Simplicity and friendly handling are emphasized in this very compact and easy on the user phone.
A feature that grabbed our attention, the animated external screen savers looked very well on the OLED display. Otherwise, the phone is pretty modest in terms of functionality. At least it does sport a 2 megapixel camera and microSD memory expansion.
Motorola Z10 is the company's multimedia flagship, sporting a 2.2" 262K-color display with QVGA resolution and the kick-slider design we have come to know from Motorola Z8. The smartphone runs on Symbian OS with UIQ interface.
Motorola Z10 is a quad-band device with 3G capabilities and HSDPA-support. Add EDGE, which can come in handy outside 3G networks, and there you go with a nice set of connectivity options. As for the other means of data transfer, the Z10 has USB and Bluetooth (both v2.0), but unluckily no Wi-Fi.
The entry level Motorola W181 is about as basic as a handset can get. Aimed at the emerging markets, it features a 65K-color CSTN display and FM radio, and this is probably about right for its expected price.
Motorola RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition
Now, finally, check out what we ran into at that Motorola booth. Has anyone ever doubted it will all go without a RAZR? What better morale booster than the golden RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition. And for those tempted to revisit the glory days, our RAZR2 V8 review.