Motorola & Nokia Summer Kickoff
Monday's event in New York was our first chance to play with the new 6265, a high-end CDMA phone for the U.S. The 6265 is largely similar to the 6270, but CDMA instead of GSM. The key features are impressive, including a great QVGA main display, 2 megapixel camera, and a miniSD memory card slot.
The 6265 we tried felt great, with good ergonomics and solid build quality. It's a good size, and surprisingly light. The hardware seems well-designed, right down to small, thoughtful touches like the sliding cover on the 2.5mm headset jack, and the ridge below the display that doubles as a grip to slide the phone open and an indicator light.
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The 6265 is one of several phones that will be the first to use the new, redesigned Series 40 interface for QVGA displays.
Most of the new interface looks promising, although pretty much anything looks good on a QVGA display. The menus all use the same pretty 3D icons as the N90.
The new interface looks like it still needs some tweaking, though. For one, the text in most places is very small, and not adjustable. And in general, it just doesn't have the same "refined" look (yet) that we're used to with a Nokia interface. We look forward to seeing the final version.
Nokia Nseries Launch
Live report from Nokia's unveiling of the new Nseries line of high-tech phones in Amsterdam. First impressions of the new N91, N90, and N70 phones.
On-the-scene report from the MOTONOW media event and Motorola's annual financial analyst meeting in Chicago. Hands-on with the new Q and A910, plus exclusive photos of the next RAZR and the ROKR music phone.
Hands On with the Nokia 8
The Nokia 8 is the first flagship phone from the "new Nokia". What separates it from the rest of Nokia's current lineup is the dual-camera system with Zeiss lenses.
Gmail Gains Third-Party Add-Ons
Google today added support for add-ons to Gmail on the web and Android devices. Add-ons allows power users to bridge Gmail with other business apps for smoother productivity and workflows.
Motorola Turns to Indiegogo to Kickstart Moto Mods Development
Motorola today said it has partnered with crowd-funding service Indiegogo in order to improve the selection of Moto Mods for its Z-series smartphones. Motorola is encouraging creators to share their Moto Mods ideas through its Moto Mods Developer contest.