if this was setup as a multimedia phone why no wlan, surely mobile internet is a multimedia function, so why not add wlan for use in wi-fi spots and cut out the money hungry network.
i like it though, want one, just need to know when it released
Oh yeah! The Z10 is the start of Motorola's rise to power! It will soon be succeeded by the 8 megapixel Skarven...
New Motorola Z10 Delivers Filmmaking on the Fly
Latest Kick Slider from Motorola Inspires Spontaneous Creativity as a Mobile Phone Film Studio
LAS VEGAS – 6 Jan. 2008 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today made it easy to capture, edit and share videos and images directly from the mobile device with the introduction of MOTO™ Z10 at the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (Booth #8545, Central Hall).
The new MOTO Z10 is a complete, pocket-sized, mobile film studio. This stylish kick slider makes it easy to capture high-quality video, edit clips, create transitions between scenes and add title slides and a soundtrack¹. Then, budding filmmakers can upload their creation to share with friends and family through any number of Web sites such as YouTube, Google, Yahoo! and ShoZu.
“With MOTO Z10, we are turning movie making and spontaneous creativity into social activities. Now, anyone can capture and share life’s moments from almost anywhere in the world and make their unique perspective a part of popular culture,” said Stu Reed, president, Motorola Mobile Devices.
In addition to creating videos, MOTO Z10 features great media playback capabilities. With a crystal-clear 2.2” QVGA screen that displays video at 30 frames per second in millions of colors, consumers can watch their own films or downloaded content2. The external storage slot will support an external memory card with up to 32GB of capacity, when available.
MOTO Z10 also takes great pictures. One press of the dedicated camera key launches the 3.2 megapixel camera in only 1.5 seconds. The Superfast burst mode captures up to three images a second, so consumers will never miss a frame of the action. The smart auto focus keeps pictures sharp while intelligent auto-save automatically names and saves images directly to the on-board media gallery or favorite media-sharing Web sites.
MOTO Z10 looks as sleek and stylish on the outside as it is feature-packed inside. The ergonomic design is built with premium quality materials, including spun stainless steel, polished metallic finish and soft-feel textures. With 3.5G HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, and Symbian/UIQ software, MOTO Z10 represents the next generation of mobile device technology for on-the-go content consumers and creators.
MOTO Z10 is expected to be available in Q1 2008. For more information, specifications and images of MOTO Z10.
Nice phone. Z8 was crap, I hope they knicked out all the bugs & software nightmares from the previous model.
When released, this should NOT cost more than the unmatched N95. If so, why not just get the N95. Right?
This time, give us a more reasonable price MOTO, since this is intended for our (the younger) audience.
I don't see anyone over 30 having any use for this device, & us college kids are broke as hell. The funding has to come from somewhere...
Not us if it's overpriced.
i would realy prefer this unit if it has the features like itunes and 3d speaker.im looking forward for this combinations....
finally it has fm radio according to Cnet
3.2 mp camera which load in 1.5 second according to motorola
just officially announced at CES 2008 expect shipment 1st quarter :)
Alright, I'm sorry for that. My bad guys. The style over substance thing is still stuck to my mind that I never knew the high end Moto phones can already compete with the big guns Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and the others. Well, this company is very very new to the high end mobile world that it only caught up late 2007 with the RAZR2, Z6, Z8, Z10, K3, and the others. It just got out of its stagnant "fashion-conscious" mind. The 21st century is still young, only time will tell who will prove the winner. Even though it's a noob at Symbian, maybe it will adjust in a couple of years or so. Its maturing Linux platform is also a good competitor. Goodbye with all those "suckish" Synergy OS days. Z10's only the beginning. Remember its partnership with Kodak? We'll see a darn lot of 5 to 8mp Moto phones this 2008. They might have a slight chance of owning the NSeries camera phones.
HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT!
You are making excuses for Motorola!! Moto are selling the Z8 and Z10 as MULTIMEDIA DEVICES,these aren't design, these are FUNCTION OVER DESIGN, DIRECT N93 competitor? NAH! The N93 is a camcoder phone it shoots videos at VGA (640x480) res 30fps and features 3x Optical Zoom (moving lense) so NO Z10 is not a N93 competitor, Z8 is a Nokia N81 competitor Z10 is a Nokia N81, and N95 competitor. Remember Motorola bought 50% share in Symbian UIQ from SonyEricsson and so Moto are using Symbian UIQ whereas Nokia use Symbian S60,at the end of the day Symbian S60 stands as the more mature,stable, feature rich, and vast OS.
my point exactly jj. if motorola wasnt doing anything to be at the top of their game then probably they wouldn't be using symbian os for z10. meaning that moto is fully aware that symbian is fast becoming the 'universal ' os for mobile phones. and for that, motorola is definitely in the race its just that moto has a lot of pumping up to do
So what if it lags behind? It doesn't care about leading the mobile arms race, it cares about providing phones to the masses. The Z10 is already a strict competitor to even the N93. This is Moto's another chance to use the Symbian OS which is the main cause of Nokia's success. If it uses this operating system is used more and more to Moto's phones, the competition is on, you'll see.
style over substance ei? no wonder motorola is lagging behind to its competitor
Ok, fine, you got me there with the "all-in-one" talk. Yeesh, Motorola ain't the feature-addict phone company compared to Nokia, SE, Samsung, and the others. Why? Motorola is only dedicated to the design of the phone and its basic functions, not those flashy secondary features that the masses don't even know what the hell they can do. Motorola's philosophy is always been "style over substance", and it would not plan to change that. It targets the fashionistas and the common people, NOT the tech savvy geeks like the others.
i love this 'all-in-one' gadget. know why? you'll not be obliged to bring your digicam, laptop, mp3 players like ipod the way you used to. to think that theres a lot of choices in the market nowadays and comes in reasonable prices that would suits you. its a matter of choice, really...
Well some of us can afford to buy these feature rich phones, and we do,and i still give back to charity so dont come here with a dam story like that.
2007 has been the year of ALL-ONE MULTIMEDIA DEVICES and they will improve, watch the space.
As I have said, the big big problem with an all-in-one device is its security. Sure, you have a super cool phone with more features than a computer but if you lose it or someone stole it, it's a one big big ouch.
And also, try to consider the cost effectiveness of such a device. It would be very very expensive, maybe up to the point where a family car is cheaper than the phone. You get it? A lot of people these days are suffering because of war, famine, and poverty...and then some rich people here just buy a feature rich phone but with an insanely high price tag. Take the iPhone for example. The moment it came out, the thing is sold for 600 to 800 bucks! How about a more capable phone, how would it cost?
All I can say is an all-in-one device is very impractical despite its capabilities.