Motorola Targets Texters
Jan 3, 2006, 12:00 PM by (staff)
Motorola today announced a new keyboard accessory for Motorola phones with serial and DUN Bluetooth profiles. The TXTR D7 is a QWERTY keyboard with a four line monochrome display. The TXTR connects to a compatible phone via Bluetooth and can then be used to compose, send and read SMS text messages. It can also connect to other TXTRs for local chats without a phone and be used to enter contacts and other text into the phone. One charge of the TXTR should be good for 24 hours of messaging. It is due out in the first half of 2006.
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Dead in the States, right?
Looks like a good device to me. Price with determine if I would but it though as the regular keyboard doesn't really bother me.
This could rock
If it could do email, or be easily hacked to do email (pc bt trick?), I may pay up to AU$150 (which is just under what I paid for my Vodafone labelled V360), but it also depends on the size too.
And re txting in the Asian region, last I heard it was massive, even here in Australia, no provider would dare sell a phone that had cut down sms features, even my friends that hate their mobile phone use it for sms at least two or three tim...
This little soft button crap is no better than just typing things in on t...