where can i find this beauty? It seems to be THE PHONE for the moto enthusiasts!
Nokia & Motorola Lead $100 Billion Cameraphone Market
Boston, MA - 21 June 2007 -Strategy Analytics today released its latest camera phone market evaluation, "CMOS Beats CCD in Half-Billion Global Camera Phone Market," which concludes that the installed base of camera phones will exceed One Billion in 2007, as mature market replacement sales above one megapixel and emerging market first digital camera phone purchases (typically VGA) continue to drive sales.
Neil Mawston, Associate Director and Chief Mobile Imaging Analyst, commented, "Camera phones have been a huge success, with unit sales rising from three million in 2001 to 500 million last year. As CCD continues to lose the sensor wars in the mobile space, Micron, Omnivision and other CMOS vendors have been the prime beneficiaries."
David Kerr, Vice President of the Global Wireless Practice, added, "The camera phone market is now entering its third phase where the focus will move from Megapixel and basic image enablement to the quality of the imaging experience. In North America, and Western Europe, One Megapixel devices are now table stakes, while niche devices with five Megapixels or more will rise to over 2 percent of sales this year. Features such as zoom, flash and autofocus will become critical differentiators in 2008 and beyond."
Other key findings:
* Global camera phone handset revenues will grow to over $120 Billion by 2011 when one- third of the world population will own a camera phone.
* Nokia, although not first to market in this class, is the clear market leader at 28 percent global share, while Motorola also shipped over 100 million units in the last 12 months.
* Honorable mention must also go to SEMC, which has raised the user experience bar for camera phones with their Cybershot range, and has outperformed in this category as well as in the music domain.
* VGA camera phones' share of the market will fall from 38 percent to under 7 percent over the forecast period.
What radical design you want? How about other brands without radical design too.
Moto Ming A1600
MotoMing A1200 smartphone has been quite popular handset in Chinese market. But it’s been over 18 months since this phone was introduced and it’s time to make it better.
Enter Motorola A1600 MOTOMING 2.
Just like with the next generation of it’s popular RAZR 2 series, Moto Ming A1600 will not have any radical design departures. Just some design tweaks, better and faster chips/components for better overall specs.
Motorola Ming 2 A1600 specs include:
Quad band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), GPRS connectivity
3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flashlight
Built-in AGPS receiver
17.5 mm thin
3 built in games (skiing, bowling and racing 3D games)
According to Chinese site Enet it will be launched next February (probably during 3 GSM show).
Honestly, motorola gives you good quality regardless what material/whatsoever u get.
Motorola MOTO U9 Preview
Published on: 19 October, 2007 by PhoneArena Team
We are happy to have the chance to preview the Motorola MOTO U9, the new stylish clamshell of the brand that reminds the PEBL-series, instead of the more-popular RAZR ones. Still, it must be noted that Motorola will not position it in the PEBL-series, which probably will not get any new additions. Also, although it is music friendly clamshell, the U9 is not positioned in the ROKR series as it doesn’t meet the requirements of the hard music-fan – built in 3.5mm stereo jack (the sales package will include a converter).
MOTO U9’s front side is characterized by the rounded edges and the absolutely glossy surface, which acts as a mirror. We’ve seen this in the preproduction units of the PEBL U6 (then called V6) back in 2004, but the commercially available model came with “boring” math surface. As the phone we are currently using is also a preproduction unit, we hope that the commercially available ones will have exactly the same design. Considering it is not final, the quality of both the hardware and the software might change when commercially available versions appear, and this is the reason why we, unlike other sites, will do a Preview instead of full Review and will not give any ratings. Once final units appear, we will update you with in-depth review with ratings.
Weighting 3.1 oz (88grams) the U9 is a pleasure in the pocket and for this also helps the small overall dimensions, although it is not RAZR-slim (16.4mm for MOTO U9 and 11.9mm for RAZR2 V8). In the hand it feels pleasantly thanks to the rubberized back and when closed on the front can be noticed the small lens of the 2-megapixel camera in the upper part and the Motorola logo in the lower.
Between them is the external display which thanks to the OLED technology conceals when unused and doesn’t destroy the glossy look. When the music player is active, there is a row of touch-sensitive buttons.
There are a few keys on the side and all-in-one microUSB on the bottom, so you’d have to open the phone for most of the things. Unlike the PEBL U6, the MOTO U9 doesn’t feature the unique spring-assisted mechanism for opening and so this must be done with two hands, just like any standard clamshell. The weird thing is that sometimes when getting the phone out of the pocket, you may try to open it from the top instead of from the bottom, as it is absolutely the same in form because the phone is symmetrical.
Here logically for a clamshell phone on the upper half is situated the display while on the other is the keyboard. Logically for a phone introduced in the third quarter of the 2007 it has 262k color QVGA display which has become the standard for phone-screen resolution.
The keyboard of the MOTO U9 is made of one-piece flat surface, which has protruding relief lines between separate keys, so there is haptic feedback to differ one from the other. It is illuminated in white, but a sensor located in the upper left corner will turn this off when it is light around you.
No "Motorola U9 Review" in "Phone Arena".
In "Phone Arena", no information about the camera.
Oh yeah! This Motorola U9 is a fake camera. And people, Ihave also read the news and specifications of this phone is BAD! So, those people who will buy this phone, I said to you already, IT IS FAKE!!!
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Did you know people this phone's lens is fake. This camera lenses comes from an old camera lens, Olympus! Based on my research in internet in phone arena, this phone's lens is fake! So, those who are gay, lesbians, men, women, nurses, doctors etc. This is a fake camera phone!!!