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This stylish slider should see release in North America
Say hello to the new MOTOMUSIC slider that integrates Microsoft Windows Media DRM and other technologies

Today at CES, Motorola announced it is delivering on an existing relationship with Microsoft to integrate Microsoft Windows Media technologies into MOTOMUSIC mobile devices. Built on Motorola’s new Linux-Java software platform, the MOTOMUSIC devices give consumers an easy music-sync experience with Windows Media Player on Windows XP and Vista-based PCs and provide access to content from a wide range of online music stores. Consumers can not only take their personal CD collections with them, but can also transfer music acquired from hundreds of download or subscription stores and play it back on their Motorola handsets.

The MOTORIZR Z6 will be the first Motorola handset to include Microsoft Windows Media technologies including Windows Media DRM, Windows Media Audio and Media Transfer Protocol. Unlike the ubiquitous RAZR and KRZR flip phones, the RIZR comes in a slider form factor and offers simple connectivity to Windows-based PCs via USB 2.0. By supporting MTP, Windows Media Player will automatically recognize the MOTORIZR Z6, letting users sync music from the PC to the phone from over 200 music stores worldwide.

“The MOTORIZR Z6 is the world’s first Linux-Java music phone integrating the full suite of Windows Media technologies,” says Scott Durchslag, corporate vice-president of Product and Xperience Invention, Motorola Mobile Devices. “This will enable consumers to access whatever music content they want, from the music store they love wherever they are as simply and seamlessly as possible.”

In addition to making the new MOTOMUSIC handsets interoperable with PCs, Motorola and Microsoft plan to provide MOTOMUSIC handset offerings that are tailored for discovering and acquiring music over an operator’s 3G network.

The new MOTORIZR Z6 is expected to be available in the first half of 2007.

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Sweet... I hope.
By retrospooty on 1/8/2007 6:00:42 PM , Rating: 2
I like the design, Razer and KrazR are just... Odd feeling to me.

Has anyone seen size specs?

RE: Sweet... I hope.
By phaxmohdem on 1/8/2007 6:12:24 PM , Rating: 2
Looks pretty similar in size to RAZR. Though I hope they've updated the LCD Sliding part to something more sturdy than the crappy plastic on the RAZR. I like the looks of the RAZR, but I like the sturdy construction of my A900 better.

RE: Sweet... I hope.
By ninjit on 1/8/2007 6:20:36 PM , Rating: 2
What are you talking about?

The RAZR is a flip-phone not a slider, and mine is all metal - anodized alumnimum - only plastic on the screen covering the LCDs.

RE: Sweet... I hope.
By phaxmohdem on 1/8/2007 9:08:17 PM , Rating: 2
I know RAZR is a flip... I was making a comparison. I guess I don't really know what the RAZR is made out of, all I know is it feels cheap and flimsy in comparison to my A900. Feels more like a plastic top than anodized metal.

Anywho, I guess it really doesn't matter cause at the end of the day both phones do the same damn thing. It's all just opinion & personal preference.

RE: Sweet... I hope.
By HammerZ on 1/8/2007 7:27:12 PM , Rating: 2
Here you go:

For comparison purposes:
RIZR: 105 x 45 x 16.2 mm, 69 cc
RAZR: 98 x 53 x 13.9 mm, 65 cc
SLVR L7: 113 x 49 x 11.5 mm, 59 cc

"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007

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