Rafe Blandford from AllAboutSymbian just posts a nice review of his use with the RIZR Z8.
"an alternative colour scheme was seen in the presentation at Symbian’s press conference. It is likely there will be a range of colour combinations released over the lifetime of the phone."
"The Z8 has the potential to be an iconic phone for Motorola, in the vein of the RAZR and its design-led successors. The majority of people will not buy this phone because it is a smartphone, but rather because it looks good. A small number will buy it based on what it can be used for – watching video and programming a home TV. Both sets of people will be able to discover the extensibility of the device and its software platform. It is this potential that holds considerable promise. Moreover, users will be pleasantly surprised by the quality and usability of the user interface, an area where Motorola has traditionally under achieved."
"Video can be played back at up to 30 frames per second and in the demo I saw playback was crisp and smooth. Motorola expect consumers to fit up to 10 feature length films on to a 4GB microSD card. Motorola will be shipping a 512MB microSD memory card with the phone that will include a full movie as a demonstrator of the film playback capabilities."
"The Z8 runs the latest version of UIQ - 3.1, which was announced last week. It is the first UIQ non-touch screen device and the display was nice and bright (and shouldn't suffer too much in sunlight). All the UI interaction is carried out via softkeys. The demo phone I saw showed an extremely slick and speedy interface; given some of the early software problems with Sony Ericsson’s UIQ phones, this was very impressive."
"The Z8 will be available in Europe in late March or early April. Availability will follow in Asia a few weeks later. A USA variant is also likely."
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this is the most bestest phone in the whole world its lyk sooooooooooo amazing
dude i think im in love with this phone. all my life i have been using nokia phones and i currently own a n72. i cannot wait to this one come out and have one in my hands.
i see some specifications are missing, but i pretty sure rizr z8 can have mp3 ringtones. i dont miss irda port, who uses this today???
i just miss the FM radio but its ok...
Ok! But still Motorola dos not support real player, media player and all other software like Nokia since that I have Motorola v3i and I have problem sharing those kind of video and audio files with my colleague like nokia.
OK, a Symbian Moto... lets see if they can do a good job, because SE and Nokia don't seem to know what to do with it apart from make inherently unstable handsets. Whoever it was AGAIN biggin up the K800i and the N73... please use one of these phones for a couple of months. I'll be the one in the store pointing and laughing when it has to be returned to the manufacturer and you end up with a POS loan phone.
This phone would be great with a newer visual design... the RAZR design is quite old, but the idea of a 'kick slider' is pretty nice... a slider that fits your face in the way that a flip does!
About MP3 Ringtone, i think "GSM Arena" has wrong information. All "Motorola High End and Middle End Mobile" has MP3 Ringtones & multitasking because that's one of other basic feature Motorola. My "Motorola Rizr Z3" can use MP3 to be Ringtone.
If you want "FM Radio" just buy mobile with "FM Radio". FM Radio is not important feature.
No mp3 ringtones ?
What tha hell is wrong with you people?
Like mike orient said what phone nowdays doesnt have mp3 ringtones ?
Any new phone from any brand have mp3 ringtones in this days
i love the shape its really original and modern looking but im just a little disapointed that thiers no mp3 or at something other than polythonic ringtones it just seems like thier progressing in looks but back tracking in technology
do you really believe that a phone in this day and age wouldn't have mp3 ringtones?
gsmarena's pages are created by humans. perhaps those HUMANS made a MISTAKE?
if this phone has no mp3 ringtones its another failed product from motorola not to mention no radio...
come on motorola they are all the same.
i want to see a difference
Does Moto Z8 have a big speaker under the keypad? Because the surface there looks like a speaker, doesn't it? Maybe it's a 3D stereo speaker.
By the way, the phone is the best!!! ;)
it's a very cool handset but would have been much better with the fm radio....
Who you are? I don't what are you talking about because you don't have name / nick name. Which one you want talk?
If you talk about NOKIA.
actually nokia have winner in gsm awards the communicators won best innovation in technology years ago. and they all always nominated.
n73 should have won this year best 3G phone but the winner its so bad either k800 but if you put specs.. aside n73 would have.
I can't find any statement about "Nokia N73". Which one from this category?
The categories for 2007 are...
Category 1 - Mobile Innovation Forum
* 1a - The Most Innovative Mobile Application or Content
* 1b - The most innovative Technology Development
Category 2 - Mobile Entertainment
* 2a - Best 'Made for Mobile' Game
* 2b - Best 'Made for Mobile' Music Service
* 2c - Best 'Made for Mobile' Video Service
* 2d - Best 'Made for Mobile' Infotainment for Sports & News Content
Category 3 - Mobile Services
* 3a - Best Mobile Enterprise Product or Service
* 3b - Best Mobile Messaging Service
Category 4 - Best Mobile Handsets
* 4a - Best GSM Mobile Handset or Device
* 4b - Best 3GSM Mobile Handset or Device
Category 5 - Marketing and Promotion
* 5a - Best Broadcast Commercial
* 5b - Best Mobile Advertising
Category 6 - 'Bridging the Digital Divide'
* 6a. - Best Use of Mobile for Social & Economic Development
Category 7 - Best Technology
* 7a - Best Radio Access Product or Service
* 7b - Best Network Quality Initiative
* 7c - Best Service Delivery Platform
* 7d - Best Billing and Customer Solution
* 7e - Best Roaming Product or Service
Category 8 - GSM Association Chairman's Award
* Outstanding contribution by an organisation or individual
Category 9 - Government Leadership Award
* Leadership award for best practice telecommunications regulation
I don´t know where did u get that info. But i got some news for u, check :
The best phone should be winner, not nominated.
Anybody want to be the winner, not to be nominated.
Don't said "Best innovation in technology years ago", approve it. Which link told "Nokia is the best innovation in technology".
You can said "Nokia 73 should winner this year" but the world approve it "Nokia 73 is not the best 3G Phone". In 2 years (2006 and 2007) Nokia doesn't to be winner in "3G Phone". Last year the winner of 3G Phone is "Motorola RAZR V3x". That's mean Nokia 3G Phone is nothing special.