forgot to mention the texting. Don't know what motorola have done with their previously unuseable iTAP but it works alot better. its still not T9 but i dont feel the need to throw the phone out of the window anymore. maybe i am becoming more placid in my old age. yes it has self portrait mode using the 120x96 external screen, you vain bugger! the voice commands actually work quite well, my wife and i spent a rather hilarious ten minutes or so barking commands at the handset with quite a good success rate, however the recognition is a bit bbc microcomputer-ish in the sense that you have to say peoples names as they are spelled, not as you would normally pronounce them.
to mfwaft who wrote "My mate said that this is the fone that Warf from Star Trek and Joe Longthorn own, can anyone confirm this???"
i can confirm this phone is endorsed by crooners and klingons alike, however getting a signal on klingon is another matter.
just to follow up, the opening mechanism is quite spongey and slightly spring loaded. when closed the flip has a small amount of lateral play on it. to souljabrian, don't buy a slider phone for your girl. she will only put it in her handbag with all her stuff and scratch the screen! this one's a lot harder to scratch. to those who think the interface is quite childish, i see your point but you can always opt for a list view rather than the icons. much more executive!
firstly this phone is beautiful. I have the blue/silver version which i got it to replace my awful contract lg shine which was the biggest disappointment of the year. The front of the flip is glass and metal, the rear cover of the phone is also metal, durable but dentable! I find the external speaker to be suprisingly loud and capable. At first the screen looks somewhat small however it maintains the 240x320 res of the v3x, which makes it look that much crisper. Also identical to the v3x is the menu system, which is fast and easily navigated. Unlike the v3x, the keypad, and infact the whole handset has a feel of quality about. Creaky v3x owners will know what i mean! I wont get bogged down with the camera as this really is a secondary feature and we aren't all David Bailey's! I can safely say, chuck away your mp3 player. This phone does it brilliantly. Lob all your albums onto your card( a 2gig will set you back £20?), insert into the phone and immediately it busies itself scanning for media. Now if all your id3 tags are up to scratch, you will be able to browse by album, artist, genre, most played and composer. Select an album, your tracks are all in order, click the first track and you are away, playing all the tracks in that folder, no mucking about with playlists( although you can still make a custom one if you want). This mp3 player works flawlessly with the motorola ht820 phones, and with the handset offering bass boost and spatial audio settings, your mp3's will sound ace. The v3x autonomy was, for me, an achilles heel. One day of calls and mp3 playing just about killed it. now i know this battery is brand new but i charged it the day i got it, went through a whole day of "new phone syndrome", as well as several short calls( telling everyone how good the phone was!) and over an hour of bluetooth mp3 playing, and the battery is still full. That was two days ago! I will post again if i find anything about this handset that bugs me, as for now it is the best handset i have ever used, coping admirably with everything i want out of a phone.
Yea I agree with wykx, a friend of mine also got the same experience.. All of a sudden, his mobile called my mobile, we were together at that time and obviously he didnt call me.. Since then, his motorola mobile just random call anyone on his phone list once in a while.. Gotta fix that, Moto!!!
okay motorola! We need a new design all metal, no hinge braking issues (razr). No cheap cracked face issues (Krazr) not to bulky. all cool chrome would be nice. Come on Motorola I'm waiting for on you. I've onlt owned motorola cell phones come on!!
no, the body of this cellphone is pure adamantium. and no you cannot charge it in ur computer using your usb. you have to use ur nokia charger for charging this moto phone hahaha.
i would want to know is this phone charge by usb if connect to computer? it the body outside made in metal as well?
This phone is spooked...
A friend of mine owns one and while he was in the gym, it went nuts.
According to him, it typed and dialed on its own...
He didn't do anything...
It was the phone itself...
Great phone....much improved feature as compared to the K1. Although it's the same size & same solid construction as the K1; the look is not as clean nor as pretty!
Speaker phone is still low quality, so is lousy quality of the camera & video quality!
hate the shiny blue thing apart from that yeah i agree its a pretty kl phone.
Very Nice phone, sleek and looks that culd kill some one !!!
So shiney that easily can get a scratch
Only one ip/op port!! If you want to hear music and charge th cell ...cannot do it !!!
jbd or jbh whatever... You list a mere handful of HSPDA devices... get a clue, there are plenty: Samsung, LG, Nokia, Benq Siemens etc etc etc... Most companies have one or two in their stable.
Housemaid can't even speak english.....that's why voice activation is not working for him! Anyway, this is agreat phone by Moto, well done.
To the non-believer named mi_canuck who posted this: "So when are these coming? Would be sweet to see a new flip from Motorola that has a Linus or Symbian UI, VGA screen resolution (like the DoCoMo n904i - which has 480x854 screen res!!!), and is as thin or thinner than the RAZR...
You looking for a Motorola that has linux and's a flip?... go to Bengalboy.com and look at the V9... also known as the Lazr (as BB calls it). When you're done viewiwng it come back and lets see if ure still a non-believer... also you may want to actually do some research next time b4 u begin to post ignorant stuff... then u would'nt sound as if u were.
Information is power... think about that!
What are u talking about man??
How many phones with a 2.0 or 2.2 screen has VGA resolution???
If that is what you are waiting for....you will be waiting for a long time....
On the other hand there are some OS enable mobile phones from motorola like z6 and z8 which is coming out soon.
The point is that many many people like the design of original v3, but they didnt like the functionality.
So motorola has improved functionality greatly(v3> v3xx) and left the same design, because people like this design.
Also k1 and k3 are NOT rarz-type phones.
K1 was a brand new design
Nothing in common with v3