MOTO W233 Renew

January 10, 2009

Motorola Renew is the world’s first carbon neutral phone with housing made using plastics from recycled water bottles making the housing 100 percent recyclable.
The Dual-band phone will have a reduced packaging size and in-box materials printed using vegetable-based inks on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper.
In-box postage-paid recycling envelope helps you return your previous mobile phone for recycling.
Not nice looking but good start on earth saving effort by Motorola.

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Motorola AURA

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.

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Motorola ROKR E8

March 30, 2008

I saw a dummy of this the other day at a Starhub roadshow in Bugis Junction. It looks pretty, and seems to a touch screen but with the familiar way of a keypad.
This phone is 115 x 53 x 11mm and 99g. 2-inch QVGA display, 2Gb memory expandable with microSD and a miserable 2 megapixels camera like my E51. FastScroll navigation wheel to search for music (music mode), contacts (phone mode), calendar (phone mode) and multimedia (imaging mode) and the phone provides vibrating, tactile feedback when the user touches virtual buttons. Will it be the next winner for Motorola?

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Moto U9

October 23, 2007

Motorola goes to the Sony Ericsson side with this candy version of the PEBL.

It’s a music phone, with WM Player 11 syncing over USB, stereo Bluetooth streaming, MP3/AAC/AAC+ support, and a microSD slot capable of up to 4GB of storage on top of the internal 25MB of room. Other interesting features include a 2MP camera, push email capability and a voice command tech that can dial independent of a user’s specific vocal qualities.

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First there were the laptops with big name car brand designs, now we have mobile phones with big name car brand designs and fashion labels.
The Hummer slider phone with camo prints has specs which you can expect from a standard multimedia phone it sports a 2.2 inch touchscreen supporting 262k colors, 2 Megapixel camera, 25 MB of onboard memory, FM Radio, Bluetooth A2DP and Micro SD card slot.

The Vertu Ferrari 1947 has a scaled-down replica of the Ferrari brake pedal in aluminium on the back, a prancing horse on the front and a black and red leather trim.

The first Porsche Design Mobile Phone was christened in Germany as the “P’9521”. The casing, which is “milled out of a solid aluminum block,” has a double-hinged screen that can be rotated 180 degrees when the phone is used as a camera. Even more interesting is the handset’s biometric security features, which include a fingerprint reader that can be programmed to correspond with various functions.

The LG Prada is a very attractive, slim, candybar handset with a large color touchscreen that looks a tad like Apple’s iPhone. It was conceived by designers from both LG and Prada–Miuccia Prada herself was involved in its design. 54mm wide by 99mm tall by 12mm deep, microSD slot, 2-megapixel camera with LED photo light, touch screen, video player,  but no 3G or Wi-Fi connectivity.

The RAZR V3i D&G is clad in a bright gold skin and features D&G-themed wallpapers and ring tones. The feature set and basic form factor unchanged form the original RAZR V3. The color scheme extends to the inside of the phone as the navigation array, the keypad buttons and the border surrounding the internal display are covered in the same bright hue. You also get a gold D&G dangle that attaches to your handset, and the box is covered in gold as well.

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Motorola RAZR2

May 16, 2007


The Motorola RAZR 2 is slimmer at 0.07 inch and sexier than before and you’ll find a 2-megapixel camera, a Linux platform, full Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, 3G support, video conferencing, a full HTML browser, Windows Media Player 11 with PC syncing, a 500Mhz processor, USB 2.0, and “CrystalTalk” voice technology that will adjust the volume automatically based on ambient noise. RAZR2 offers a new menu design. You’ll also be able to access some messaging functions from the external display.

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Motorola StarTAC III

March 1, 2007


StarTac, I used to have one… it lasted for about 5 minutes and then I was told that I was given the wrong information and that the phone cannot be used overseas… that was in 1998.

Is Motorola trying to bring back the past? Anyway, I always feel that the StarTac is actually the father of all RAZR, KRZR, RIZR and all other Zers… this one on the Korean site feature the iconic startac form factor but with the laser etched keypad used in all the current Zers…

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Motorola RIZR Z8

February 27, 2007

What do you  get when you use the concept of a banana but your components are still square…

The Z8 curves inwards in an ergonomic shape that’s supposed to follow the contour of the human face. Beneath that interesting exterior, this Moto also does away with the company’s conventional, often lambasted operating system, going for Symbian instead. Other sweet features: HSDPA support, a 2-megapixel camear, microSD card slot, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo support, and a QVGA display with 16 million colors.

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Motorola T815 MOTONAV

February 20, 2007


The T815 is a GPS unit that will take you to where you need to be.  Linked via bluetooth to your smart phone,  with door-to-door directions, the T815 finds the best route to your destination and gets you back on track if you miss a turn. 

It seems very useful and intelligent as describe in the motorola site, but what I like about this is the pleasing design as compared to most of the rest in the market.

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Motorola RIZR Z3

December 10, 2006

When will the “ZRs” end. Motorola RIZR (or riser?) is a very smooth slider. It’s much narrower than the V3, measuring 45mm wide, but a little taller (105mm) and thicker (16mm). It features a 2-megapixel camera with LED photo light and an MP3 player that supports AAC, AAC+ and AAC+ enhanced and will be launch end 2006?  Okay, I am bored already…

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