Motorola KRZR K1m
Other than the form factor, why would anyone get this over a V3m?
Why get any new phone, with your logic. It's a phone, hopefully it makes calls and it has the added bonus of looking pretty while doing it 🤤
I think you're missing my point. Many people get new phones because they want new features, not just because it looks prettier. A few years ago phones didn't have color screens, built in cameras, the ability to send/receive text messages, high speed data capabilities to watch streaming video, etc. I could go on and on with features that have been added to mobile phones over the last 4-5 years. If you're a fan of Motorolas (like I am), this phone doesn't give you a compelling reason to upgrade.
B) the MP3 playback is supposed to be iPod quality. If you've ever listened to a song on the V710 you'd know what I mean.
C) the fact that you have music control Keys on the outside is a nice feature.
But all of the above is really just the icing on the cake because most people are going to go for the "coolness" of the formfactor.
Nevertheless, I agree that the stereo bluetooth and 2MP SHOULD have been included. Maybe next year...
Ever since the advent of the RAZR, it seems that cell phone manufacturers are focusing more on form than on features. I mean, it works: no one has yet considered the most important factor for this phone - the voice quality.
And even if there were a decent phone, you can be sure Verizon would lock it down so as to eliminate the useful features.
It is growing to be a sad industry.