More Emerging Markets Phones Coming From Motorola
Jun 20, 2006, 11:43 AM by (staff)
Motorola today announced a new line of five entry-level phones designed for emerging markets. Often some of these models are released in the US as entry level models for national carriers or with pre-paid carriers. Two of the models were announced with GSM 850/1900, so it is likely they will be sold here.
- W375: A small, slim clamshell with GSM/GPRS 850/1800/1900. Instead of an external LCD, the W375 has light up icons to signal new messages, low battery and other events. The W375 also packs a VGA camera, FM radio, speakerphone, and USB mass storage mode to transfer data.
- W208: A tiny, lightweight candybar with dual-band 850/1900 GSM (no GPRS). Also features an FM radio and speakerphone.
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TracFone written all over it!
I dunno...they're still pretty cool for basic phones. I hope they arrive in the States too.
beginning of the end of the RAZR styling
could this mean the beginning of the end of the RAZR's styling?
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