if only motorola implemented the symbian UIQ os earlier...it could have been a dif'rent story...don't you think?
Is it possible to record calls on this phone? Or as wellas on z8 - it's impossible...???
Yes, many people nowadays are brainwashed so that they only select phones because of the COMPANY PRESTIGE. Brand names are not all that you know. Even other unknown company can trump another phone from a giant manufacturer.
Its a big phone with a small 2.2inch screen, Moto should have atleast put a nice 2.4inch screen since people who buy the Z10 want a Multimedia phone to listen to music and watch movies on. And WiFi another missing feature that SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE
when i saw this on youtube at the MWC, it looked quite big but a very goodlooking phone
is this really a scratch resistent phone?? it looks good but features are not that good but camera is not bad. i wish this was a better mp3 player.
A very strong competitor among 3MP camera phones...even I think its a step ahead among some of its competitors in following manners:
1. Scratch-resistance screen. (My great concern) :)
2. 3 MP camera with xenon flash.
3. Video(QVGA 30fps)
4. Symbian UIQ.
5. Unlimited phone book.
6. 16 million colors.
8. Seperate processor for multimedia.
9. Strong Battery time.
It’s time to accept the truth. I self is a big fan of Nokia phones...rather use Nokia phones only. But this Motorola machine made me think over buying this phone. We should not criticize Motorola or Samsung phones for the reason they are not Nokia. Things have changed. Its very kiddy and foolish approach to support phones only cuz of brand. Specially when Nokia’s phones have been proved to be faulty and waste of money…like my previous phones e.g. Nokia 6288, N72, 6300 and 5310 Xpress.
I have been waiting for the launch of Moto Z10 ever since it was first announced and frankly I am getting a bit tired of waiting. I will wait another month before buying another brand such as Samsung G800
This technology is inside Motorola Zine Series like Motorola Z12 and more Motorola Kodak Camera Phone; start produce from Q2,2008.
Kodak Revolutionizes Image Capture with New High-Resolution CMOS Image Sensor
Industry’s First 1.4 Micron, 5 Megapixel, High-ISO CMOS Sensor Combines Two New KODAK Technologies for Better Pictures from a Smaller Sensor
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 4 -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE:EK) is enabling a new level of performance in consumer imaging devices by redesigning the basic building blocks used to collect light and is incorporating that technology into a brand-new sensor.
The company has combined its recently announced Color Filter Pattern technology with a new CMOS pixel to create the KODAK KAC-05020 Image Sensor, the world’s first 1.4 micron, 5 megapixel device. Designed for mass-consumer camera applications such as mobile phones, Kodak’s new sensor enables a new level of resolution in small optical formats, using significantly smaller pixels. But unlike other small-pixel sensors which can produce poor images, especially under low light conditions, the 1.4 micron pixel used in the KAC-05020 Image Sensor changes this convention, providing image quality that can equal or surpass what is available from current devices using larger, 1.75 micron pixel CMOS designs.
“Camera phones and other small-pixel consumer imaging devices often suffer from poor performance, especially under low light conditions. To manufacture sensors that utilize these very small pixels – only two to three times the wavelength of visible light – we needed to challenge everything we knew about pixel and sensor design,” said Chris McNiffe, General Manager of Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions business. “By completely rethinking the design of the CMOS pixel and leveraging our work with high sensitivity color filter patterns and algorithms, Kodak was able to develop this remarkable new sensor that will enable a level of imaging performance previously unavailable from CMOS devices.”
Key to the performance of this new sensor is the KODAK TRUESENSE CMOS Pixel, a re-engineering of the fundamental design and architecture of traditional CMOS pixels. In a standard CMOS pixel, signal is measured by detecting electrons that are generated when light interacts with the surface of the sensor. As more light strikes the sensor, more electrons are generated, resulting in a higher signal at each pixel. In the KODAK TRUESENSE CMOS Pixel, however, the underlying “polarity” of the silicon is reversed, so that the absence of electrons is used to detect a signal. This change enabled a series of improvements to the design and structure of the pixel that ultimately results in CMOS imaging performance that rivals that available from CCD image sensors.
Light sensitivity in the new sensor is enhanced through the use of the recently announced KODAK TRUESENSE Color Filter Pattern, which adds panchromatic, or “clear,” pixels to the red, green and blue pixels already on the sensor. Since these pixels are sensitive to all wavelengths of visible light, they collect a significantly higher proportion of the light striking the sensor. This provides a 2x to 4x increase in sensitivity to light (from one to two photographic stops) compared to current sensor designs, improving performance in low light and reducing motion blur in action shots.
At 5 million pixels, the KAC-05020 provides the highest resolution available in the popular ¼” optical format, and enables imagery up to ISO 3200 and support for full 720p video at 30 fps. The sensor is also supported by the Texas Instruments’ OMAPTM and OMAP-DM solutions, enabling a host of KODAK Image Processing and Enhancement Features (such as digital image stabilization, rapid auto-focus, red-eye reduction, and facial recognition) that provide digital camera-like performance in a camera phone.
“For consumers today, high resolution is required but no longer sufficient,” said Fas Mosleh, Worldwide Director of CIS Marketing and Business Development for Kodak’s Image Sensor Solutions business. “Smaller and thinner camera phones, high performance under low light, and superior video performance are the types of features that will enable the next generation of consumer imaging devices. And with this new Kodak sensor, camera designers can now put those features directly into the hands of their customers.”
The new sensor expands Kodak’s portfolio of CMOS and CCD image sensors for consumer and applied imaging applications, and positions the company to take advantage of the growing demand for high-quality image capture in a variety of devices, regardless of size.
The KAC-05020 will be demonstrated by Kodak at the GSMA Mobile World Congress held Feb 11 – 14 in Barcelona, Spain. Samples of the KAC-05020 are scheduled to be available in Q2 2008.
This phone is amazing ! Excellent design and performance ! It's very nice ;)
it needs :
1 - photo light (led )+ xenon flash like K850 se .
2 - it needs FM + AM radio tunner .
3 - It needs tv tunner (digital & analog like chinees mobile ).
"Symbian OS 9.2 Series 60 Version 3.1"
To me this statement seems very wrong.
I believe that Z10 uses UIQ 3.2 instead of Series 60.
Motorola RIZR Z10 3G SmartPhone Review
The stunning Motorola RIZR Z10 is the ultimate fashionable 3G Smartphone which comes with highly focused video & media features. The Motorola RIZR Z10 is also known as the Motorola Z10 or the Moto Z10. The RIZR Z10 is from the same family as the Motorola RIZR Z3 & the popular Motorola RIZR Z8 3G Smartphone. The handset comes in a beautiful glossy black coloured casing which has a kick slider opening mechanism which actually tilts the handset to a curved position which feels good for the user when making or receiving a call. The Smartphone weighs a total of one hundred & fifteen grams which provides the user with a sturdy & solid feeling handset which is still light enough to carry in the users pocket or bag. The handset is 16.5mm in depth, 50mm in width & 109mm in height. It comes with a large high colour screen which will display up to sixteen million colours on its beautiful QVGA screen which is over two in size. The screen provides a two hundred & forty by three hundred & twenty screen resolution. The Motorola RIZR Z10 works on a Symbian 9.2 operating system with series 60 version 3.1 software.
This next generation 3G HSDPA Smartphone allows the user to fast Internet services at Broadband type speeds & multitasking capabilities. The built in EGDE technology provides the user with fast data transfers which are up to three times fast than GPRS data transfer rates. The RIZR Z10 comes with a mini USB port which allows the user to connect their new Smartphone to other USB compatible devices using a USB cable to connect the two devices. The user can enjoy connecting to other devices using a wireless connection which is cable & hassle free using the built in Bluetooth® technology to connect the Motorola RIZR Z10 to compatible Bluetooth® devices including a Bluetooth® printer & the user's personal computer. The handset comes with 77 Mbytes of internal memory & the user can add a MicroSD™ memory card to extend the phones memory further. The Smartphone supports a 4 Gbytes MicroSD™ memory card but will be able to support up to a 32 Gbytes memory card when this size memory card becomes available. The Z10 is a quad band network mobile handset which covers four GSM networks with HSDPA.
The integrated 3.2 megapixel camera feature allows the user to enjoy a digital imaging feature on their sleek new phone. The 3.2 megapixel camera comes with an instant launch auto focus feature which allows the user to capture clear & precise shots. The camera comes with a bright xenon flash which allows the user to capture pictures in the darkest environments. An auto save feature will automatically save any pictures captured by the user & save them directly into the media gallery. The camera comes with a dedicated camera keys which allows the user to capture an instant picture in one second. The burst mode feature allows the user to press the capture key once & the burst mode feature captures three shots per second which is extremely fast.
A second camera is discretely position which the user can use when taking part in a 3G video call. A video call can be enjoyed by any 3G compatible mobile phone users & allows the user to view who they are speaking to on their screen whilst the second camera records & sends a video image to the other contact. The video calling feature provides a real feel to any conversation whether it is a business or personal call. The Motorola RIZR Z10 comes with a built in music player which allows the user to enjoy their favourite tunes in either MP3, WMA, AMR, ACC or AAC+ music format. The Smartphone supports Bluetooth® stereo with A2DP which allows the user to enjoy a wireless connection when listening to music via a Bluetooth® compatible headset. The user can enjoy ringing tones in either polyphonic or MP3 ringing tone format.
The RIZR Z10 provides its user with a mobile film studio in their hand as this amazing handset comes with high quality video features. The user can record high quality video at thirty frames per second in MPEG4 format. The user can edit their video recordings & even add music, voice & effects to their video which creates the perfect finish. The user can record video in MPEG4, 3GPP, H263 & H264 video format. The 3G Smartphone allows the user to enjoy instant streaming & downloads via HSDPA at 3.6 Mbytes per second. The user can use their wireless connection to upload their movies to a site or blog of their choice. The user can then display all their movies & creations to their friends & family via the Web
The user can stay in contact with others by using one or all of the messaging services available on the Motorola RIZR Z10. The phone supports a large selection of messaging services which include SMS text messaging, EMS enhanced messaging, MMS multimedia messaging, email & instant messaging. The instant messaging service allows the user to chat to other compatible contacts that are online at the same time as the user. The instant messaging service works like an online chat between contacts that are online at the same time. A mobile email service allows the user to send & receive emails directly on to their new Smartphone. The MMS service allows the user to share their pictures & video clips with other compatible MMS contacts as the MMS service is a picture messaging service. The built in WAP browser allows the user to access the Web to search for information & services. A full charged battery can provide the user with up to five hours of talk time, up to three & a half hours of video playback time, twelve hours of music playback time or approximately three hundred & eighty hours of standby time.
Motorola RIZR Z10 Specifications & Features
2.2 Inch QVGA 16 Million Colour Screen (240 x 320 Pixels)
3.2 Megapixel Camera
Dedicated Camera Keys
Video Player (3GPP, H263, H264 & MPEG4)
Video with Sound
SMS (Text Messaging)
EMS (Enhanced Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Music Player (MP3, WMA, AMR, ACC & AAC+)
Bluetooth® Stereo A2DP
Symbian OS 9.2 Series 60 Version 3.1
Bluetooth® with A2DP
Quad Band Technology (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
Memory & Talk Time
77 Mbytes Memory plus MicroSD™ Memory Card Support up to 4 Gbytes
5 Hours Talk Time
380 Hours Standby
Weight & Size
109 x 50 x 16.5 mm