Motorola A3300 gets pictured, bound for China

By on August 5, 2009 at 2:31 PM.

Motorola A3300 gets pictured, bound for China

Hot off the press from China, it looks like Motorola might not be done with Windows Mobile just yet. We can’t say much about this tiny touchscreen handset for the time being but the Windows key in the bottom left corner is unmistakable — the A3300, should it actually reach market, will be a WinMo smartphone through and through. Beyond the OS, the only other noteworthy tidbits gleaned from these leaked images are the full touchscreen form factor, touch sensitive buttons beneath the display and the presence of a 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash. Beyond that, odds are good that if this little guy is real it will likely be confined to the Chinese market. Hit the jump for a shot of the back.

Thanks, Antony!

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You want more Motorola Sholes? We'll give you more Motorola Sholes…

By on August 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM.

You want more Motorola Sholes? We'll give you more Motorola Sholes…

We’ve been sitting on the Shules for a few months now but since renders/details and a live pic of the upcoming Moto have already been leaked, our ninja gave us the green light. Behold… Shules (no, of course that won’t be the launch name). As for additional details, first and foremost we’re told that this handset is not the Calgary we scooped exclusively last year. It’s a different handset entirely and the Calgary is still in development from what we understand. It’s also not a QWERTY retooling of the Flash, which some have speculated. Our guess is the Flash will still drop on Verizon sometime next year, just as the myTouch 3G is a full touchscreen follow up to the QWERTY-sporting G1; that’s just speculation, however. Also bear in mind that these pictures — including the one leaked yesterday — are old. This handset is a prototype and we’re hoping it has been refined a bit since these shots were taken. Of course, we’d be plenty happy to take this sexy 3.7-inch touchscreen-rocking Android phone as-is but we’d love to see the production model come a tiny bit closer to the renders. Hit the jump for a bigger version of the image above along with a couple more shots.

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Moto says hello to the ROKR ZN50

By on July 8, 2009 at 1:12 PM.

Moto says hello to the ROKR ZN50

It might not be the most exciting new handset to come to light this year, or this month, or even today… But Moto has just added a new piece to the ROKR puzzle this morning. Say hola to the Moto ROKR ZN50. For the time being it looks like this puppy will be confined to South Korea but availability in other markets is likely at some point down the road. As far as music phones go, it’s not terrible:

  • WCDMA 2100/HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900
  • Dimensions: 108.9mm x 54mm x 14.3mm
  • Weight: 143g
  • Display: widescreen touch-sensitive 3.2-inch, TFT, 240×427 pixels resolution, 262k colors
  • Camera: 3.2 megapixels with auto-focus
  • Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR
  • “SRS WOW HD” sound system
  • GPS
  • microSDHC support
  • Battery: 900 mAh
  • Other applications: Alarm clock, calendar, calculator, units converter, world time

At the right price and in the right markets, we can see the ROKR ZN50 shining to some extent. Rumor suggests it will drop near the end of the year and will come with free access to a music download service of some kind.

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"Morrison" confirmed as another Android phone from Motorola

By on May 21, 2009 at 2:38 PM.

"Morrison" confirmed as another Android phone from Motorola

Earlier this month we confirmed Motorola has a QWERTY slider, codenamed Morrison, headed to T-Mobile this October — now thanks to T-Mobile’s Android roadmap we see that the Morrison will indeed be packing Android. Joining the likes of Calgary and IRONMAN, the Morrison will be one of several Android-powered handsets issued by Moto this year. Hooray QWERTY! Not much else can be said about this sleek-looking Moto for the time being but if history has taught us anything… We should be learning plenty more about this handset soon enough. According to our Walmart roadmap the Morrison should touch down sometime in October (for $148 on contract from Walmart), giving Android lovers plenty of time to consider it for the holidays.

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Motorola introduces the MOTO W7 Active Edition

By on May 11, 2009 at 3:21 PM.

Motorola introduces the MOTO W7 Active Edition

Today Motorola announced the MOTO W7 Active Edition, a 3G-enabled slider packing plenty of features that might appeal to those who live an active lifestyle. For starters, the MOTO W7 Active Edition features an accelerometer that not only doubles as a pedometer and ties into the Personal Trainer application, but also works with games that are designed to get ones body moving by dancing and jumping around. Okay, it sounds a bit cheesy, but it’s clear that Motorola put quite a bit of thought into this handset, and its accelerometer integration goes beyond exercise and gaming. For example, simply flipping the W7 over will mute an incoming call, snooze an alarm or pause music. Shaking the MOTO W7 will open a user-customizable application and flicking it from side to side makes for simple navigation between music and image galleries.

As for the inner-workings, the 49mm x 99mm x 15mm / 105g device features UMTS / HSDPA connectivity alongside quad-band EDGE, a 2.2-inch QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera with front facing VGA camera for video calling, FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, YouTube support, 30MB of internal memory and support for a microSD card of up to 8GB. The MOTO W7 Active Edition will make a Q2 debut in Asia and Latin America in Licorice and Alpine White, but the presence of dual-band HSPA (850/1900MHz) seems to indicate that this thing might very well show up on either Rogers or AT&T’s doorsteps one day in the not too distant future. Hit the jump for a couple more pics.

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Moto ZN300 pops up on Motorola site

By on March 3, 2009 at 2:29 PM.

Moto ZN300 pops up on Motorola site

While T-Mobile fights to move the Motorola ZN5 — having just closed yet another day of offering the 5 megapixel feature phone for free with a new contract — Motorola has made yet another photo-centric dumb phone official. The ZN300, first spied back in January, is now live on Motorola’s site and while it sports some fairly decent specs for an entry to mid-level handset, it certainly doesn’t have that spark Moto desperately needs to start firing up its lineup with. The phone does target some key demographics that it wouldn’t hurt to go after however, boasting of various social networking and blogging/sharing capabilities. Specs:

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), CDMA / TD SCDMA
  • 240 x 320 pixel QVGA display
  • 3.1 megapixel camera, 8x digital zoom, LED flash
  • 15-20 fps video capture and playback
  • Video Mixer (on-device video editing, transition and sound effects)
  • Facebook, YouTube and MySpace apps
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Opera browser
  • 8MB of internal memory
  • MicroSDHC support
  • Talk time: up to 435 minutes
  • Stand-by time: up to 400 hours
  • 3.76 x 1.8 x 0.58 inches, 3.6 ounces

Yep, nothing too exciting here. Moto hasn’t yet provided anything as far as release timing or pricing yet but TD SCDMA obviously points to China. The quad-band GSM antenna on the other hand, leaves things pretty open. All the same, we’re not so sure any tears would be shed if this little guy never manages to find his way to US shores.

[Via Unwired View]

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Motorola ZN300 gets pictured

By on January 31, 2009 at 11:43 AM.

Motorola ZN300 gets pictured

More news today from Motorola it would seem, as the first live shot of its upcoming ZN300 handset emerges from the depths of the interwebz. Three cheers for a Moto feature phone! No? Ok then. The ZN300 was first mentioned in an FCC document just a few days ago and we already have a live image of the mid-range handset. In a departure from Moto styling of old, this sleek slider touts a completely new button layout beneath an undersized 240 x 320 display. Dedicated zoom buttons? Interesting, and peculiar. It also looks like a centered silver button of some kind may offer an interesting new menu navigation method but we can’t really say for sure at this point. The only other rumored details so far give the ZN300 a 3 megapixel camera and and Opera browser out of the box. We’re not entirely sure many will be waiting on the edges of their seats but hopefully we’ll have more info on this humble handset soon.

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Motorola announces three new handsets, one you might care about

By on January 6, 2009 at 9:13 AM.

Motorola announces three new handsets, one you might care about

Motorola took the wraps off three of its latest handsets early this morning, though as is often the case for the struggling handset maker – the wraps were hardly on. The first handset, Renew W233, was first leaked some time ago and fully uncovered last week. We know it’s coming to T-Mobile early next month and judging from the response the handset has received thus far, few will be waiting for its arrival. The second handset, Tundra VA76r, was revealed on its way to AT&T back in December and also sparked little interest. Those with a unique need for a rugged handset may find it interesting but it’ll hardly be jumping off AT&T’s shelves to start the new year. Finally, we have the SURF A3100, which you might recognize by its codename “Atila”. Yep, we pretty much scooped it like a sundae back in August and while it hardly received the reception of it’s soon-to-be-announced QWERTY brother Alexander, it is a sexy little handset provided you can see your way past the stylus. The SURF is no slouch, boasting tri-band 3G, a 3 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, aGPS and more, but it’s hard to get excited about it when we’ve already moved on to anticipate the flurry of handsets we scooped last month. Hit the jump for press shots of the Tundra and Renew.

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Mysterious Motorola Renew shows its face; mean, green… and ugly

By on January 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM.

Mysterious Motorola Renew shows its face; mean, green… and ugly

A few days ago, your pals at BGR put an end to the rumors and confirmed the release dates for a few highly-anticipated T-Mobile handsets – namely the BlackBerry Curve 8900 and the Samsung Memoir. There was a mystery device on the list we gave you as well, the Motorola Renew, that had yet to be outed as far as details and images were concerned. If you were curious about this masked Moto, you might not be all that pleased with what you’re about to learn. Firstly, it’s ugly as sin. We love the concept – a handset made entirely of sustainable materials, as is its packaging – but the execution leaves plenty to be desired. Nokia has come up with a few terrific designs for renewable handsets but the folks at Moto seemingly didn’t use the same concept of backing up “green” with an attractive form. While the green factor alone may be enough to rope in some buyers, don’t expect this puppy to do any real damage. Love it or hate it, the Renew is coming to T-Mobile on February 4th as an exclusive. Pricing is still an unknown at this point and we doubt you’ll care much once it is revealed.

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Moto Krave ZN4 and VU204 hitting Verizon Wireless

By on October 2, 2008 at 4:01 PM.

Moto Krave ZN4 and VU204 hitting Verizon Wireless

After releasing some touchscreens from LG and Samsung, Verizon is going to carry the Moto ZN4, or “Krave”. It certainly looks a hell of a lot like the Ming A1200 with the clear flip and the earpiece almost magically floating in that clear piece of plastic. Oh wait, we had one of these! The phone sports a 2 megapixel camera and is pretty standard with EV-DO Rev A, Bluetooth, HTML browser, microSDHC (always a good thing) and support for VCast Mobile TV. At the attractive price of $149 after a $50 mail-in-rebate, and the gimmicky-ness of the clear flip where most consumers hadn’t seen or heard of the Ming, this could be quite a nice dumbphone for VZW. Next up is the VU204 which is just a basic flip phone. Any phone marketed “Buy 1, Get 3 Free” is not going to be the most spectacular product out there, but for those who usually opt for the free or cheapest phones on new contract, this is a pretty decent option. At $29 after $50 rebate, all the features are what you’d come to expect from such a phone: VGA camera, 160×120 display, and Bluetooth. Pretty blah, we say. Motorola, care to cut back on the boring factor?

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