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
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
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.