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MOTORAZR MAXX
Motorola announces four new phones and two new headsets

Motorola launched a bevy of new products yesterday to expand its mobile phone range. The company announced the MOTORAZR MAXX, MOTORIZR, MOTOKRZR K1m and MOTOKRZR K1 phones along with the H601 and H800 Bluetooth 2.0 headsets.

The MOTORAZR MAXX brings 3G to the forefront with 3.6Mbps HSDPA and EDGE support. Users can also experience 2-way video calling at up to 15FPS thanks to the high speed wireless connection. As for the phone itself, it weighs 3.7 ounces and is 0.6" thick. It features a 2.2" 256k color screen and backlit keys. Motorola is also kind enough to include 50MB of dedicated storage, a 2MP camera with 8x digital zoom, microSD memory card slot, and the requisite Bluetooth 2.0+EDR capabilities.

The MOTORIZR brings an impressive "slider" design to Motorola's high-end mobile handset family. The MOTORIZR is a Quad-Band (GPRS/EDGE) handset, features a 1.9" (172x220) 256k color screen, 2.0MP camera and supports Bluetooth. It doubles a portable music jukebox with support for MP3, AAC, AAC+, and AAC+ Enhanced and can be paired with an optional stereo Bluetooth headset. 20MB of internal storage is included.

Next up is the slim and sleek MOTOKRZR K1m. The MOTOKRZR K1m features a traditional clamshell design and gives users a 1.9" color screen, 1.3MP camera with MPEG4 video capabilities, Bluetooth, microSD memory slot and GPS capabilities. The MOTOKRZR K1 ups the ante by adding a 2MP camera with 8x zoom, integrated MP3 player, EDGE support and Push-To-View image sharing capabilities.

Finally, Motorola has announced two new Bluetooth headsets: the HS601 and HS800. The HS601 features Bluetooth 2.0+EDR technology and provides 8 hours of talk time (8 days standby). It also features EasyPair technology for quick setup with a Bluetooth enabled phone. The HS800 brings "slider" functionality to the headset market (slide open to turn on, close to turn off) and is also the first headset to feature RapidConnect technology for instantaneous connections. The HS800 can provide up to 6 hours of talk time (8 days standby).

All of Motorola’s new products are expected to be available in the second half of 2006.



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nice.
By secretanchitman on 7/25/2006 1:32:28 PM , Rating: 1
meh...i have to admit, motorola is making a ton of money off these phones, but the names/designs are getting ridiculous. i dont really like the razr that much, and im probably not gonna like these new phones either.

im sticking with my samsung a900...




RE: nice.
By Gigahertz19 on 7/25/2006 1:47:22 PM , Rating: 2
I just got the family shareplan from Verizon a few weeks ago and got the new Razr V3C. I like it comapred to other people's cell phones I've used. Being a guy I don't have the luxury of carrying a purse around to store a cell phone in so a slimmer cell phone like the Razr is nice, it doesn't bulge out in my jean pockets like bulkier cell phones.

What I really like though is Verizon's VZ Navigator service which is basically a GPS on your cell phone. I have it for free right now since they are offering a 30 day free trial right now, I've used to get around here in Montgomery. It provides voice directions on where to turn and so far is 100% accurate surprisingly. Went to a big lake over the weekend and needed to find a Wal-Mart nearby, turned on the VZ Navigator thing and searched for nearest Wal-Mart and it displayed a list of Wal-Marts nearby from closest to farthest.

After 30 days you have to pay $10 a month for the service but I've been looking into get a full-up in car GPS instead, been reading reviews and the new Garmin Streetpilot C530 looks pretty sweet. The more expensive Garmin Streetpilot C550 and Nuvi 360 are pretty damn cool but too expensive.


RE: nice.
By jtesoro on 7/25/2006 9:54:50 PM , Rating: 2
I do think they're making lots of money off the RAZR. It's physical appearance is getting long in the tooth though. While it looked fantastic when it first came out, it doesn't look as hot these days. But apparently it still sells, so it makes sense to milk the design for all it's worth.


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