Featuring a smart clamshell design with internal antenna, the Motorola V360 (top phone in picture) proves it is possible to have all the bells and whistles you want in a non-3G handset. Designed for high-speed EDGE cellular networks, the V360 features SCREEN3 technology for users to get zero-click access to news, sports, entertainment, and other premium content directly from the device's screen, with no buttons to push and no browsers to launch. It also comes with video capture and playback, an integrated VGA camera with 4x zoom, push-to-talk functionality, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, an MP3 player, text and multimedia messaging, and 5 megabytes of internal and expandable TransFlash memory. The V360 will be available in the fourth quarter.
Built as a 'people's phone', the candy bar-shaped Motorola C117 (bottom phone in picture) offers some of the most basic mobile phone functions available in the market. Motorola was selected by the GSM Association in February to create low-cost mobile phones under its emerging market handset programme and 'connect the unconnected' in developing and even developed economies. The dual-band C117 was launched early this month with a price tag of $488. It is stylishly compact, weighing 83 grams and measuring 100 x 44.5 x 21mm. It comes with a monochrome display, three preloaded games, ring tones, screensavers, a calculator, a currency converter, an alarm clock and a stopwatch. It supports English and Chinese text messaging. Talk time is up to 500 minutes, while standby time is up to 300 hours.