Yes, US mobile cellphone manufacturer Motorola has come out with nine new cellphone models, in an effort to compete with iPhone, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung for the holiday shopping season.
The model U9 promises the best mobile music experience and boasts of a wide range of features music maniacs will love. Motorola explains U9’s core offerings:
- Easy transition from phone to music and back again, MOTO U9 allows one-touch access to your library and pauses music as calls come through.
- Microsoft Windows Media® Player 11 makes the U9 ready to rock as soon as it’s out of the box, with simple synching and automatic recognition of the device.
- Integrated music player supports multiple audio files: Windows® WMAv10 plus Janus DRM, MP3, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ enhanced.
- Ability to download the latest music hits from more than 200 music stores onto the device from a PC using USB 2.0 for speedy transfers and data access.
- Up to 25MB of on-board user memory³ and an optional microSD memory card enables storage of 4GB of music, pictures and other media.
- Innovative CrystalTalk technology for better call clarity
- Stereo Bluetooth wireless technology enables users to enjoy a wireless mobile stereo experience4.
- Advanced “speaker independent” voice recognition dialing and talking phone features take “hands free” to the next level.
- A 2.0 megapixel with 8x zoom camera, multi-shot feature, video capture and playback, and light and landscape viewfinder delivers quality, printable5 and sharable images.
- Impressive messaging capabilities via MMS, SMS, WVIM, Push Email.
U9 will be available this last quarter of 2007 and there will be a GSM version of it, so don’t you worry.
In a separate announcement, Motorola also unleashed the following handsets:
Highlights: Flip-phone, 10MB of user memory, integrated FM radio and MP3 ringtones, an integrated VGA camera, Bluetooth and preloaded games. Also has as one-touch SMS, speakerphone, mobile calendar and an alarm clock
Motorola W206 and Motorola W213
Features: Thin candybar, CrystalTalk Technology, long battery life, phonebook for up to 500 entries, and SMS storage for up to 500 messages, big color display, MP3 ringtones, pre-loaded games and WAP/GPRS
Of the two, only W213 has an FM.
Motorola W175 and Motorola W180
W175 and W180 are almost the same except that only the W180 has FM radio. Common features are: Candybar, CrystalTalk Technology long battery life, one-key access to SMS, iTAP, SMS memory of up to 750 texts and phonebook storage capacity of 500.
Motorola W156 and W160: Easy To Use
The new entry-level candybars from Motorola are said to be “ultra-thin”, have FM radio, CrystalTalk Technology, long battery life, and polyphonic ringtones
Finally, Motorola offers a special edition of the new RAZR2 “in time for the holidays”.
This RAZR2 has the bling: 18K gold-plated accents — and a freebie: a Motorola H680 Bluetooth headset (with 18K gold-plated accents too).
Other features of this special edition:
- a soft-touch back, embossed with a sensual snake skin texture
- ultra-slim design at 12.05 mm
- luxurious details such as elegant pin stripes on the CLI lens, an engraved diamond-cut pattern on the sideband and a linear etching on the navigation wheel
- 2-megapixel camera
- 2-gigabyte storage
- Windows Media Player 11
Let’s see when these goodies reach our shores.