I got the Rokr Z6 today! F**cking brilliant phone. Absolutely a treat compared to most other Motos. Software needs some fine tuning, but hey, it does a sh*t load better than my old Z3!
The OS feels smartphone-like. Lovin' it.
Great going Motorola!
thank you sijusid. you have been very helpful.
my phone will come in 4 days. i can't wait :D
i hope i made the right choice with this linux mobile O.S. ... i'm searching for 15 days now applications for this O.S. and i couldn't find at least 1!!!!! it's like it does not exist for 6 months now. if someone could help me with some userful applications i would be for eternal grateful. you can send it to me in any format to firstname.lastname@example.org
thanks again everyone and... buy this phone.
hey is this phone good? how does this stand against w580i? please give ur honest opinion!
yes the phone has linux OS. but that does not guarantee document viewer. This linux OS is different from the linux OS of Ming and E6. they are completely different format. till now no one has been able to create a document viewer for Z6 or E2 (both running on same platform). E2 has been there for over a year now and still no document viewer is available. but i am not ruling out the possibility. in future there may be, but when i dont know.
i am using this mobile for last 35 days. i open and close the slider atleast 50 times a day. till now nothing has happened. there is a very slight play of the slider towards left but not so noticable unless you push it towards left. the slider mechanism is very tough which can be noticed while opening and closing the slider, as it opens and closes with a thud. i dont think the slider will case any problem unless handling is insane. hope this clarifies
ok, i understand. but please tell me if the slider starts to move sidewayz if used too much.
please answer. at this moment this information keeps me away from this mobile. it's the only think that makes me think twice before buying it. i have to know if the slider has a very good quality.
thx for answer, but Z6 have Linux OS (?) so it should be possible to install document viewer or not?
@Lyinx @swordfish @busybee
till now there is no way document viewer or FM can be installed in this phone. please read this carefully. its not possible. infuture maybe we can install document viewer (cause it depends on software and may be the OS can be modded for it) but no way FM can be installed in to the phone as it depends on hardware. the phone has to have a FM signal receiver which Z6 dosent have. regarding the third party softwares, it supports java files. please note that only the OS of Z6 is linux based which supports java files and so the OS is also called as Jiux.
if anybody is planning to buy this phone for document viewer and FM, please stay away. it will be unnecessary waste of money.
no. it does not have standard 3.5mm audio jack. it uses mini usb to transfer sound.
BT s705 does have 3.5mm audio jack on its top so that we can use our own headphones we like. also it has inbuilt FM. so it has a dual advantage. regarding it being available with L9 premium edition, i seriously doubt it as the ad on TV showed S9 with L9 premium edition. but anyways i will check it tomorrow and tell. but S705 was surely available with Z3 premium edition. i have personally seen it and also tested it with my E2. the earbud which comes along with it is similar to the sony walkman ones but ofcourse not of same sound quality.
I was told by the dealer that SLVR L9 Premium edition comes with S705 BT audio pilot with 3.5 mm socket, I don't know if it is correct
I understand the scope is open for developers to create Apps for viewing attachments in doc, xl,ppt,pdf in future in Linux OS, which Z6 lacks at present(Even Nokia 5700 lacks). Is this correct ?
I think the iPod style BT Pilot S705 for use with normal stereo earphones is the right thing to buy as mentioned by 'sijusid' (considering comfortable listening & without exposing your brain directly to BT microwaves continuously) instead of going for a Premium edition which provides S9 BT stereo headset+ 2GB card, though it doesn't make sense moneywise. It seems S705 is INR. 2900 as quoted by their distributor though MRP as per Motorola is INR 4500, supply against order.
that's my problem too. i can't find programs for linux mobile os... for java there are loads of programs all over the web, but for linux mobile... i don't know. it's like it does not exist.
Does anyone know where i can get applications for this phone? such as document viewers and fm radio? i know its possible to install them, but are there available programs out yet?
Of course it's possible. It has Linux as OS. You can install allmost anything.
my only problem with this phone is whether or not the slider will start to move left and right if i use it very often.
and as a request, where the hack can i find appz for this linux mobile... i tried searching on isohunt.com , with no luck though.
i'll buy this in a couple of days, it's my first moto phone. i'm tired of big'ass nokia.
It's a really nice phone. I dont' like Moto so much but this machine is awsome!
yes the UI still has the same look to it, but it's all customizable now. Although Moto is using a new OS on this phone, the UI will never change much.
I wish Motorola introduced some changes to make it easier to program the various smart keys - like bluetooth, airplane mode, music, etc. Yes it's possible to do with some buttons but not all. For instance, I'm not a big "cell phone photographer" (I got a real camera for that) so I don't need a dedicated and hardwired camera button that cannot be used for accessing anything else but the camera! Pff.
(Actually if I had a choice, I'd only purchase phones without a camera!!!!!)
the phone do plays videos in full screen and next video will be played automaticlly.
though i have used only motorola phones, but still i agree with you. their policies for a particular mobile keep on changing . best example is the rokr series. first the E1 which was nothing but the clone of E398. next the E2, which inspite of being a very good phone still its launch was limited only to 3-4 countries. E3 was announced but never heard of it again. E680 was renamed E6. god knows what happened to E4 and E5. Also Z6 was initially slated to be released as rizr series, in the final moments it was converted to rokr series. same is going to happen with pebl U9, which is also going to be released as rokr series. i think if Z6 was initially thought of as an rokr series, then it would have atleast had FM and 3.5mm standard slot. inspite of all this i still prefer moto for the simple reason that they are more hackable than any other brand.
the linux-java OS of Z6 is way better than os of nokia n sony. its feel is completely different. its the most custamizable OS. it was first seen in E2 but unfortunately, it was not released extensively. Z6 is the second phone using this. third is the moto razr2 V8.