Are you sure it will be available in europe?? Motorola anounced(some years ago) that they were targeting the poorest continent of the globe.. they said they would develop a phone which would be easy to use and that it would be "energy efficient" (batery)... I guess they were talkin abt the MOTOFONE... But i'm not sure it will be available in all countries...
to be fair, if i buy a MOTOFONE, it will be as a secondary phone.. a phone i would use during tough outings such as mountain climbing, hike, etc..
Thx Motorola, for having a thought for people most of us ignore... it's great..
In Motorola's official web page it says that it has 32 channel speaker, not an 8 channel one
Are you sure its a Tri-band?????...people are saying this is only dual! have anyone checked that?
yeah man, i never noticed....there is no vibration mode on this model. what the heck!!! or is it just a simple typing error in the spec sheet??
if it's really true, then it's not worth a penny. man, how can motorola launch a mobile without this feature.
2 x 6 characters line. This phone cannot be used to texting at all. you will get 1 word on each line!
vibrator is compulsory in any phone these days and this one doesn't have it.
hello positive guys
i didn't know there are so many of you who think like me. sure you people make the world look smaller and a better place. many of you have left a positive comment on this model and have put the negative people to shame. Motorolas are the pioneers of wireless communication and they exactly know what they are doing. they are yet to introduce FONE F3 to the other parts of the world where people including me are waiting eagerly to buy one of these most affordable great looking gadgets of the 21st century. GREAT job done Motorola.
I can't wait for this phone to hit the market, it's a breakthrough in many ways: cost, style per cost, screen technology (heard it's an (eink) screen), and, rumor has it that it has twin antenna (as you might know, poor areas are neglected by phone carriers and thus have poor coverage).
I think of this phone as a symbol of the human side of Motorola... maybe they should call it Moto HUMN :)
Well i think it's fun ... that's why i'm going to buy one. practical, cost effective, small and light ... looks good too
furthermore, anyone can afford it and that is called "good thinking" from MOTOROLA
If you are connected to the internet using your own computer and about to say wrong about this phone, don't... it was not designed for you, that's why you think it is not a good phone...
it was intended for those who are not as lucky as we are... those who are poor...
MOTOROLA... actually connecting people...
To those thinking about criticising this phone:
It was designed for those who actually can't afford a mobile phone… In case you don’t know, these persons do exist… Motorola have designed a cheap and practical phone for them… This was a goal set by Motorola since years ago... They are now actually connecting people... GREAT JOB MOTOROLA….
Instead of criticising, think about a positive change you could make … Christmas is coming…
Is it me or do all of these posts sound like motorola reps. Press releases, dodgy names and rave reveiws for a really low end phone. Don't beleieve the hype! This phone is bland.
it isn't that long. think about the nokia's high end models....bricks nothing but bricks
and power hungry.
I think the concept is great. I would love a phone that gets back to the basics. No camera, none of the extra lights all over the phone that drain the battery, the color screens, and web surfing - it's all just a lot of extra garbage in my opinion. My only concern is that at 11.4cm it's a little long. It's only 9mm thick so why not make it a flip phone that's only 18mm thick and 6cm long?
Is it a non-featured mobile phone?
Dimensions 114 x 47 x 9 mm
Weight 68 g
seems cool but what is 2x6 chars?
wow!!!!such a lot of info on this model. i haven't seen on any other brands. this one must be truly a great FONE!!!
this is the new technology that the Moto engineers came up with after many years of research and development. congratulations Moto your are now truly the best Co. on the market!!!!
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:08 am
Motorola today announced the global debut of the highly anticipated Motorola FONE at an event held in New Delhi, India.
Based on Motorola's evolutionary new SCPL design platform, the FONE is the first of a new breed of handsets designed to disrupt today's communications landscape by cutting across price tiers, product segments and international markets.
In both GSM and CDMA, the Motorola FONE re-establishes expectations over how a value-priced handset looks and feels and what it delivers. Offering an intuitive new interface built with icons and voice versus text, as well as voice prompts specifically tailored to local markets, the handset makes it easier and friendlier for first-time users to navigate, place a call, and retrieve messages. Its large, high contrast screen, powered by a revolutionary ClearVision display makes it easier to use the phone outdoors.
E Ink Corporation, the leading supplier of electronic paper displays, is providing the display technology behind the FONE's ClearVision. The changeable electronic ink display is easy to read in bright sunlight or dimly lit environments from virtually any angle - just like paper. Additionally, the display is plastic, lightweight and ultra-low power, making it ideal for mobile and power sensitive applications by eliminating the weight and breakability of glass used in LCD displays.
The GSM version, Motorola FONE F3, is available today in India and will roll out in international markets in the coming weeks. Motorola is working towards shipping the CDMA version, Motorola