Motorola launches the entry-level MOTOFONE

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Not content with launching three handsets and two Bluetooth headsets yesterday, Motorola has released yet another phone – the entry-level MOTOFONE.

Talk of the look and feel of the handset is big, but specific detail on the technical side is very thin on the ground. Motorola is selling this phone as a stylish mass-market handset (that means low price), with easy functionality that should make sense to most people – including, it would seem, those who struggle to read. That means a redesigned user interface with voice prompts in local languages to guide you through the menu,  messaging, and other key functions. In addition, large graphical icons will highlight the menu features as well as your network status and battery strength. And if you’re on a pay-as-you-go account, the phone automatically reports the status of your account after each call or message.

There’s no doubting it looks good, it’s as thin as the RAZR and features what Motorola describe as "a revolutionary ClearVision display that leverages Electrophoretic Display (EPD) technology to provide users with a large, high-contrast screen viewable even in bright sunlight". That;s a logn way of saying a sharp, clear screen. The MOTOFONE also features a flush-fitting keypad and a dust-resistant design. Apart from that, we know it features polyphonic ringtones and speakerphone – but not much else, which I suspect means it’s not going to have the most advanced of specs.

But you’ll be able to find out in the near future, as the phone is set to launch in the second half of this year. Price to be confirmed.

Motorola website

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Dave Walker