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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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By stromgald on 1/8/2007 6:16:33 PM , Rating: 2
Samsung has been fighting back against Motorola for awhile now by making things smaller/better than their Motorola counterparts, but nobody really paid much attention since Moto started the RAZR craze.

Now the roles are reversed and Motorola's copying Samsung's slider design. Looks almost exactly the same as a T-mobile Samsung T-809. But, I would bet its about 2-5 mm smaller in each dimension and packs more memory or a slightly better camera.




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