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The clock is displayed in the lower right corner of the home screen, which is Moto's usual position for it. When the screen is off and the keys are locked, a quick press on any external key will turn the screen on long enough for you to check the time. However, if you press a key for just a little too long, an unlock dialog then covers the clock, forcing you to unlock the phone or wait until the screen goes off and try again to get the time.


The lack of a shortcut to quickly turn Bluetooth on and off really works against the new operating system. It's a shame it was eliminated from this phone. To turn Bluetooth on or off will require no less than 11 clicks, and that's if you set up a shortcut to open the Bluetooth settings as one of your four home screen applications.

Once Bluetooth is on, pairing with accessories is usually pretty easy. We were able to setup up our mono and stereo headsets without a hassle. Pairing to another phone or a computer is more complicated and best done by starting the process on the other device. The Z6 refused to recognize any computer, even if set to discoverable, when trying to pair from the phone.

Leaving Bluetooth on all the time is one way to avoid the pain of turning it on and off, as it doesn't drain battery life too much. If you do this, the Z6 is very adept at re-connecting to paired devices as they come in and out of range.



With a JBenchmark MIDP 1 score of 11,758 and MIDP 2 score of 762, the Z6 easily surpasses the large majority of high-end smartphones, let alone other feature phones. When Motorola calls this new operating system Java Linux, they really mean it. Java performance like that doesn't come from a virtual machine.


The Office Tools menu is home to a number of useful applications including calendar, to-do list, notes and a calculator. This menu also features an email application that can be used to access any POP or IMAP account as well as an alarm clock.


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