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10 weird and unusual Motorola phone designs

0. phoneArena 08 Jun 2014, 20:58 posted on

Motorola sold lots of phones over the years, and some of them deserve to be remembered - at least for their unconventional design, if not for their functionality...

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posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:09 9

1. Sauce (unregistered)


1-9 look better than that one plastic phone that everyone hates…..

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:18 16

3. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol you just need a reason to hate samsung, now tell me what other brand is doing as good as samsung is in the phone department? ......thought so

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:25 9

4. Sauce (unregistered)


Who said anything about Samsung? LOLOLOLOL

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:50 5

12. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


its the most implied thing possible, now name me one "other" plastic phone that people always comment on about its build quality

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 01:37 3

21. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


He baits.
He could have been talking about 5C.

At least that makes more sense to me.
8)

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 06:31

27. apple4never (Posts: 920; Member since: 08 May 2013)


well the fact that he didn't reply tells me that he knows I'm right lol

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 17:24 1

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4680; Member since: 17 May 2011)


What would have happen have he replied.... nothing.. that is why he did not reply...

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 23:29

30. steedsofwar (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


In fact, the Aura looks quite beautiful, even according to todays standards. Something to do with circle or disc like glass and metal.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:27 13

5. Diezparda (Posts: 200; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


That everyone hates? I don't hate plastic phones, i prefer plastic over aluminum phone. Plastic phone usually cheaper, lighter, better reception and i'm safe from being electrocuted.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:28 4

6. Arte-8800 (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You hate plastic as well as I do, but I love Galaxy phones as well as the ip5.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:32 17

7. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Wow you're becoming really sad dude.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:48

11. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 381; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Totally worth it! sauce. In other news, john barrowman/ Malcolm Merlyn will be a series regular for arrow season 3.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:43

15. Sauce (unregistered)


He's such a great actor. Their whole cast has been well put together and are all very talented. Especially that beautiful and sexy Felicity Smoke, or should I say Felicity Smokin'Hot

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 04:49 1

24. The13thKing (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


That Everyone Loves, iFeaturePhone Fan.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:15 4

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3255; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Sliding, flipping, and twisting is part of James bond....007 classics. Still can't beat this handsets.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 02:05 1

22. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


When I was real young, we all wanted Maxwel Smarts Shoe phone, his Sunbeam Tiger an his partner, agent 99.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:32 1

8. jellmoo (Posts: 625; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Wow... I actually owned the V-Box. I have very fond memories of smashing the piece of crap with a cinder block.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:32

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7370; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Yup, slow day at PA.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:08 2

13. maherk (Posts: 786; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


It is Sunday, so I ll appreciate them trying to offer us something to read. On another note, imo the Aura is the best designed phone ever

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 23:28 2

17. maccess (Posts: 576; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I agree.. even for today standard that phone looks sooo "matrix" imo.. lol..

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 21:36 1

10. dtn_93 (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


What about the Motorola Backflip? It was a flip phone with a keyboard on the reverse side, that means it had a camera module on the same side as a keyboard.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 22:29

14. sks1969 (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


I had the Moto ming, awesome phone. I had a passion for linux in those days. Linux in those days was awesome. With the likes of Google screwing the open source philosophy, having a Linux phone is no longer cool. Linux on phones lost it cool after Jolla. waiting for it to release world wide.
The Moto ming was one awesome design. Every module inside talks to another module over the PPP protocol sheer simplicity. :)

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 23:11

16. Nokia1100user (Posts: 11; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


A friend who had the Flipout in high school earned the title of box-phone guy. And since it was a flashy orange color people would frown when he would take it out.
also where i'm from at the time, the Milestone was actually one of the top ten favorite smartphones of all geeks. i always wanted one but was too young to get a phone.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 00:28

18. gigaraga (Posts: 495; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Number 8 is quite nice, rotating style phone. Number 9 is awesome, kinda like what the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is, a point and shoot merged with a phone. Nice Motorola, I would've expect so more crazy design but these I can cope with.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 00:46

19. sniperdroid (Posts: 110; Member since: 23 May 2013)


I had the V100 back in the day.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 01:32

20. AfterShock (Posts: 2124; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Startacs were kind of unusual with dual battery option back in the day.
Though they beat the heel out Moto 555 an the actual bricks they were replacing.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 02:14

23. alumoyo (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


WHAT ABOUT THE MOTOROLA BACKFLIP?????

http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_backflip-pictures-3079.php

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 05:05

25. RandomUsername (Posts: 357; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


I like these posts! Keep them coming, PA!

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 06:07

26. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Ming series had a cousin in the US known as the Krave, which launched on Verizon. I thought the touchscreen/flip combo was very cool back in the day, even if the execution was...uneven. That was the year Motorola came out with its last basic phones that really had effort put into them, like the VU30, which was very similar to the jewel phone above, except the jewel part was limited to its button design while the rest was just a smooth oval.

It wasn't long after that that Motorola launched full bore into the Cliq and the Droid instead.

posted on 09 Jun 2014, 08:59

28. ProblemSolver15 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Jun 2010)


The OG RAZR wasn't unusual when it first dropped? It sold like crazy, but I would put it on this list for sure. We had never seen anything like that at the time.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 03:27

31. Peeyushmalik96 (Posts: 65; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


PA forgot about the Motorola Backflip

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 03:36

32. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


The Motorola Devour should make that list too.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 04:07

33. drav4o (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)


The Aura is an awesome device and it still sells in Ebay for over $800 for a second hand phone. I had a testing sample for few months and I loved it. It's heavy and solid, scratch-resistant and you can just play with the flipping mechanism as much as you want without worrying to break it. Nice, reliable and unique device.. everything has the same shape nowadays..

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 05:03

34. 8logic (Posts: 129; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I LOVED THE V80, it was and still is the coolest phone. i wish they make a touchscreen phone like that now lol

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