I'm sure this is a market specific road map for China. The rest of us can just sit back and wait for the other moto goodies.
This is just a beginning.No one knows exactly what's on Motorola's mind.They will surprise the world.
Saying the Motorola UI is crap is really an unfair statement. IT all depends on what phone you have used. I have owned and used my share of phones across the major brands and there are somethings I find odd in all the phones (like Nokia calling the link to change your network settings connectivity instead of network like Moto). The RIZR/KRZR/ROKR all have well laid out interfaces with easy to understand icons. It all depends on the Moto you used. SE P1 menu icon is four round circles... yea that makes loads of sense.
Impressive is the least I can say. Moto is catching a wake-up by upgrading those previously underrated models like the MING's, E-series ROKR's and other A-series models, just like Sony Erricsson which perfoms better than the much-hyped Samsung and overrated Nokia. Motos are intelligent but just need some hardware like bigger screens, larger pixel cameras, and some software they use to leave out deliberately(FM, wi-fi, GPS, touch screen and 3G on Linux). I just love the way they operate coz I use a Nokia 6234 now but a simple thing like writting an sms takes loooong. Personally I would take the one with a 3.5mm audio & vieo jack provided there's 3G, wi-fi, FM and GPS, though radio and GPS are just for an 'I have it too' show-off, I don't listen to radio anymore on my Nokia coz I have enough music on my 1gb memory card. Hope the final release models come refined and brought to South Africa.
All the great Nokia and SE phones don't sell well in US because they are rubbish! A friend of mine visited me last year from Europe with a Nokia Symbian phone which sounded terrible in a phone call, picture quality was much worse than V8 and the interface was mighty complicated and confusing...
It had bunch of features nobody needs and basic stuff didn't work as well as on V8.
And the phone was all plastic!!! CHEAP!!!
BTW, claiming that T9 is better than iTap is silly, it's just a matter what one is used to...
motorola phone have lacked one thing and one thing only...
a good software interface...
Design - quite good
Features - not bad could do better... the world is bigger than america in what the public want. People in America use phones for one thing calling, nothing else. Whilst the who world was texting, emailing and sending photos and watching youtube vids, the americans found out about texting. The market is at least 3 years behind the uk and europe and loads more behind the east.
Motorola software is basically sh ite. This is because unless your left handed the interface is hard to use. When i wanna be able to find my phone number i shouldnt have to turn the phone off and wait for the message to come up at the beginning.
I shouldnt have to use iTAP. No matter how good your intentions are to get i Tap to work. IT doesnt get t9 and put your own crap to bed!
Look at SE and Nokia... they have learned from eachother by bringing out phones that WE the public want. An MP3 player that will take on an ipod, A camera that will take on the latest camera in Dixons.... a screen that will let me watch family guy in a resolution similar to what i get at home....
Motorola stop trying to change the market by bringing out rubbish... sort the software and watch the number of people on your brand grow. IT wont take long... look at the market share of SE... within 5 years its eaten market share from nokia... LG will be better than you lot in a bit... and thats saying summat
If you agree tell me what you think
This is about half of the 2008 portfolio. mostly phones almost ready to ship now, best phones are still coming later...
ZN5 is not called "Texel" (which will be based on Symbian) but it's a high-end camera phone with stunning picture quality, much better than N82 or K850...
There are few more 3/5MP camera phones not shown here that will come late 2008 or early 2009...
I hope moto do succeed ,,they have had flack over their menu systems but ive always liked them.The e1000 was most luxurious fone built it just needed more battery power and better cam ,,even 2mp auto focus is good enuf..The z10 is not out where i live yet but lets also see how that does,its a classy handset with good spec
Although there are articles about how the main sales came from the mid and low range for all phone brand, Motorola lacked the high end model which they can raise their nose and brag without getting overshadowed against the likes of N96 or XPeria.
Anyway, without the need to repeat comments already made. Is there no timeline revealed in the roadmap ? I'd love the A1600, but when ? If it took to late Q3 or Q4, that's already taking too much time after the tension is down by the disappointment that it didn't shows up in CTIA.
Motorola should learn improve on their marketing strategy and also pay attention to trends.I have A1200 which was released in 2006. People still look at my A1200 with awe, and always follow with "where did you get that from). Most people never heard or seen this awesome and powerful phone before. For a richer web browsing experience, the trend is towards making a larger screen between 3"and 3.5" ala Samsung F490, Lg 990, SE Xperia, iphone.
If iphone screen had been 2.0" or 2.2", people would not be talking about how good it is for browsing. LESS SQUINTING.
were have you beeen?
wev been searching for you with a Roadmap and here you are with a Roadmap yourself.....
I really think Motorola has what it takes to pick up its business but it's all to blame on the bad administration. I hope they fix that asap so we can have those handsets that are delayed already.
motorola really need to up their game if they are ever going to have any chance of competing in the telecomms market. Their handsets have no allure to them, same old design.Simply just not good enough!
Motorola's always been 2 steps behind Nokia :(
I wish they would make a few awesome phoes so we can buy them.
Motorola made a big mistake not improving there mobiles as i am sure the Razor with a 5 mega-pixel camera might have caused some kind of challenge to the others but they just stuck with the 2 mega ones on every model they released an now they are trying to impress but they better not stick to the low budget mobiles as they are way behind now so better start producing top class mobiles as soon as the can because all the others will show them up again with the G900 or G700 an N96 an others on there way quickly