Motorola Announces E8 and Z10
Motorola tonight announced two new high-end phones.
- ROKR E8: A bar-style quad-band GSM phone with a unique morphing keypad that only has music keys in music mode and only camera keys in camera mode. A new kind of haptic feedback allows the flat, smooth surface of the keypad to emulate the real feel of individual key presses. Other features include Linux/Java software, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 GB of built-in memory plus a memory card slot, EDGE data, a 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, and a physical key lock switch.
- Z10: An upgraded version of the Z8, which shares the same UIQ software and "kick slide" design. Upgrades include in-phone video editing, support for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB, 30 fps video capture, and a 3.2 megapixel still camera with 1.5 second start-up time.
T-Mobile Adds Kyocera Rally to Prepaid Lineup
Kyocera today announced the Rally, a bar-style feature phone for T-Mobile's prepaid business. The Rally is a traditional cell phone that includes a 1.8-inch screen and a physical key pad for dialing numbers.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Alcatel Idol 5 Offers a Premium Design for $200
Alcatel today announced the Idol 5 for Cricket Wireless. The Idol 5 is a $200 Android phone with a premium design that marries a solid metal body with a curved glass front.
BlackBerry Leap Is The New Z10
BlackBerry today announced the Leap, a new smartphone with standard slab touch screen form factor. It's much like the Z10 that launched BlackBerry 10, but with a larger 5-inch, 720p HD display.
Will at&t get one, if not both, of these?
Leave carrier branded phones to the newbies, cheapskates, and fools. Unbranded are for people that want the real deal and aren't afraid to pay for something nice.
Its too early to tell,
These phones are nice, as are some of their most recent releases.
I'm impressed by. . .
Because most of the time when theres a large amount of internal memory, they minus the memory card slot, and personally, I prefer removable memory over internal memory.
I hope this becomes a trend of both GB's of internal memory, and the microsd slot!
at CES, specs on phone
What's amazing about this phone is 30 fps recording, with on phone video editing and other capabilities. (Video editing: Think text overlay, music video creation, Youtube uploading)
Overall, it's extreme fancypants phone that only a kid would love. Anyone over 30 (mostly) will absolutly HATE this phone.
I think it'd be fun, but I still want the iPhone.
Poor Ed Zander, Good for MOTO, Great for Us
Anyways besides the fact that I am excited about these devices, I feel bed for Ed Zander, these devices were surely planned and in dev (along with the new ROKR's, RIZR's, W385s etc) long before he resigned. I feel a change in the wind for Motorola this year, unfortunately its too late for 'ole Ed. Man, the wireless industry is fickle with its presidents is it not?