Motorola shows off new, slimmer RAZR 2

Mobile phones

motorola_razr_2_mobile_phone.jpgMotorola today presented its 2007 range of mobile devices – presumably the ones that CEO Ed Zander said would be “wickedly cool” – and it includes the RAZR2 that claims cutting-edge innovations in style, design, multimedia, messaging, and communications.

The RAZR2 is 2mm thinner than its predecessor, with seamless casing, vacuum metal finishes, and chemically hardened glass including the largest external display in its class.

It features CrystalTalk technology that should give greater call clarity, Picture Caller ID, and it can read out text messages, caller IDs, and menu items.

It offers seamless access to digital music, using Windows Media Player 11, and has a real-time point-to-point video feature that allows another wireless customer to “See What I See”, and also features something called external texting which allows the user to send pre-programmed messages when the phone is closed. Yeah, err, wow.

More interesting is a full HTML web browser and email access, though that depends on the network. The RAZR2 V9 features HSDPA.

It has a 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom and multi-shot functionality – take up to 8 pictures in succession.

The RAZR2 V8 has dimensions of 103 x 53 x 11.9mm, while the RAZR2 V9 measures 103 x 53 x 13.3mm. The 2.2 inch display can display 320×240 with 262,000 colours.

The RAZR2 will be available worldwide from July.

Andy Merrett
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