The RIZR was only announced in a GSM model. Like the GSM KRZR, it is quad-band with EDGE and a 2 Megapixel camera.
The RIZR we used earlier was close enough to the final that most of what we said still holds true, but there have been a few physical changes. First, the spring action of the slide has been fine tuned. It no longer takes much effort to open the phone, yet it opens solidly. It is equally easy to close it.
AD article continues below...
There was also a surprise on the back of the slide. When you slide the RIZR open, a pattern is revealed. Currently there is only one pattern, no matter what the color or network of the RIZR. However Motorola is calling these patterns tattoos and seems to be pushing for a broader variety on future RIZRs. They will be making two additional patterns available on the matching H800 Bluetooth headset (which also features a spring-loaded slide). Like previous Motorola design phones, the RIZR and the matching headset will come in a variety of colors.
File size: 528 KB
The RIZR's keypad is wider than that of the KRZR, making it slightly easier to dial and text. However the RIZR's does not have the same soft rubber feel as the KRZR. The rest of the RIZR is covered in the soft touch finish made popular by the PEBL. The RIZR does have quite the same tactilely addictive addictive qualities but it fits in the hand very nicely and was very comfortable to use.
Because it doesn't have all the new finishes found on the KRZR, the RIZR looks much more plain, and will be sold as the lower end of the two phones. It too is not expected on American networks until late this year or early next.
Preview: Motorola Capri
An exclusive hands-on preview of Motorola's unannounced RAZR-style slider phone.
Preview: MOTOKRZR K1m
An exclusive hands-on preview of Motorola's sleek new MOTOKRZR K1m slim clamshell phone for Sprint.
Hands On with the Motorola Droid Maxx 2 for Verizon
The Maxx 2 from Motorola is the less expensive of Verizon's two new Droids, but it is no less compelling. The phone offers incredible battery life, customizable rear shells, and specs to spare.
Review: Motorola Droid Maxx 2 for Verizon Wireless
The Maxx 2 is the less expensive of Motorola's two new Droid handsets for Verizon Wireless, but it is still a competitive offering. This Android smartphone impresses with excellent build quality and a battery that delivers on Motorola's promises.
Hands On with the Moto Z2 Force
Motorola today announced the Moto Z2 Force, the company's newest flagship phone. The phone sports a durable ShatterShield display, thin metal design, dual cameras, and of course supports the company's Moto Mods system of snap-on accessory modules.