Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Motorola's new RAZR2

Motorola launched a new version of it's bestselling RAZR (which I absolutely love) today along with its 2007 complement of devices. There are three handsets: V8 (GSM band), V9 (GSM and WCDMA band) and the V9m (3G CDMA band).

The RAZR2 is a little thinner than the previous RAZR and has a bigger external display, which enables a lot of external operation (no need to open the phone) such as playing music and reading text messages.

The embedded music player is Windows Media Player 11 and you get wirefree support for stereo via bluetooth. There is a 2MP camera that supports multipicture capability (2, 4 or 6 shots in a row) and the ability to print your pictures over Bluetooth. I'm not sure how useful that will be but I'm sure its built-in video blogging capabilities will probably see a lot of use.

There are more usability features built into the RAZR. It has a text-to-speech engine that will read you your text messages and announce the caller via caller id.

The RAZR2 hits markets in July 2007. Also a brief roundup of recent Motorola action.

1 comment:

Gearhead said...

A conservative upgrade rather than something radical. And trying to capture some of that youth market. I hope the approach works for Mot.