October 23, 2008
Motorola introduced a high-end luxury cell phone called the Aura. Sporting a swivel design reminiscent of the Motorola V70, the Aura features a range of unique and posh design touches.
The display supports 16 million colors and a 300dpi resolution; the skin is stainless steel and shows a textured pattern; the lens is made from 1.62-carat sapphire crystal; the gears are tungsten carbide coated; the finish has a mirror polish that’s used on luxury watches; the keypad is aluminum; and the swivel mechanism is custom engineered with 130 precision ball bearings.
The Aura’s features aren’t as impressive. Inside, you’ll find a 2-megapixel camera, 2GB of user-accessible memory, a music player, stereo Bluetooth, quad-band GSM support, Moto’s CrystalTalk feature, messaging, e-mail, a speakerphone, and an open-source browser.
Extract from CNET