First look at the Moto Krave ZN4
Beautiful... Time to give Motorola another chance!
Just to be let down again? I don't think I'm that dumb.
I actually got to tinker around with this device at the VZW store and it rocks!!!! The clear cover that few understand is that its not just some fancy cover...its a working part of the phone. That Moto emblem is the speaker to listen through, and open or closed the clear piece is active. When closed the clear part becomes a touch screen. When open the silver piece is the ear speaker. The technology in the flip cover is clear so thats why it appears to be useless, but if you look real close in the light you can see the technology in the flip, its just clear. The key pad is fully touch screen. It's basically the Moto version of the iPhone. The camera is 2MP, the software is responsive not real laggy, and has Mobile TV. If you want a cool touch screen phone, a fancy flip, but don't want a brick sized iPhone or Dare...get the Moto Krave!
I'm response #25...I forgot to mention. The size of the phone is good too, not too big. And the phone feels sturdy not flimsy. When you open the flip it feels just like any other flip phone, just clear lol. And yes you can still use the touch feature when closed :)
I am not sure if all of you forgot about Motorla or something?? I had a Chance to play with this phone and it pretty much a fancy calculator to me. Sure the design is great not to mention the inovative front clear flip with the floating earpeice. But people this is classic Moto. Excellent design HORRIBLE Execution. At first when you hold it your like hey this is cool, look you can touch through the front cover WoW!!! and then you actually try and ues the phne and you realize you want to throw it at the wall!!!! All you people saying lets give Moto another chance...... And saying the touch screen is better on the Krave then the Dare...... People have any of you even held the phone? Try and text on it.......... I would rather not text at all if i had to text on this phone... So yeah i will give Moto its Props on the design but come on its just another glorified paper paperweight, Waiting to be anyore who buys its worst nightmare. Say What you want about it but until they actually make it worth using i am staying very far away!!!!
How big is the screen?
How big is the screen in comparison to the Dare & Voyager? Im up for my new every 2 and am considering between the Dare, Voyager, Krave, or wait for the Storm any advice?
anyone who has this phone, i will like to know if this phone is worth buying..
Verizon is going to have The KRAVE and The Storm - 2 best phones in the US circa 2009. Hard to choose from. The only inconvenience is watching TV on the Krave- there's no way to watch TV but to hold it in your hand.
If you can't be away from the TV for a long enough period of time that you just HAVE to have it on your phone, you need to get a life. Smoke some pot and get some friends. Leave your mom's basement and get a life.
You cannot say verizon has the 2 best phones, simply because the new G1 at T-Mobile w/ Android and the open google interface has to be considered the top phone on the market, or at worst, number 2.
Why are you complaining wether or not a phone has tv. Some people do leave their house or work alot and like to have something to do while out and about. So your whole argument that people should leave their house and get a life is why they put tv on their phone, cause they do leave their house. So stop bitching cause your razr has a hard time making calls.
above was directed at post #7
way to spell genius
Hope you can use the touch screen through the glass flip, but looks like it would break quickly. If anything maybe VZW will lower the dare when it hits.
I wouldn't hold your breath. Some of it also depends on whether or not LG will give them a lower price on the Dare. My guess is no.
The touchscreen is indeed accessible with the flip closed. Certain features can only be "clicked" that way from what I understand. The clear flip looks sick. October 14th is the release date.
12. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
And it's being priced around the Voyager. So cheaper than when VZW still sold the V9m
4. Armo (unregistered)
this phone looks GREAT! i'd take this over the dare any day. the UI actually looks really nice. (t-mobile should have gotten this. aha dont even get into it with me.) hopefully its replacement will come with a thinner body, bigger screen, 5 mp cam and an EVEN better UI. see, i told everyone, moto's still got it. ;)
The phone isnt even out and you are looking forward to it's replacement?
considering how phones roll now a days that shouldn't be to long tho
haha, i agree. thats funny
hey does anyone know if you can use the touchscreen without flipping the lid over.
14. 0mie (unregistered)
Yes, you can :)
u have to text qwerty style with the flip open . i hope no that would suck...
you can text qwerty style or standard style. It has a sensor to tell if it is on it's side or normal
but to answer your question #10, you do have to open the lid to text...
does anyone know if this will still be compatible with the america's choice plan? im guessing no but i hope so..
13. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
That's a good question.... Even if it's not,... get Premium to use all the phone's apps! Why buy this phone if all u're gonna do is call and txt... the Nav is awesome, processor's extremely fast, and it even has Mobile TV!!
NO! Since it has a HTML Browser (like the Voyager, Dare, and Glyde) it MUST be on a Nationwide plan, so Verizon can charge you for data. You can't activate it on older plans like AC.
Thats because older plans like AC are no longer iin use by verizon.
21. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
My point was to get on a PREMIUM plan which in turn would be a Nationwide plan. On a PREMIUM plan data is unlimited.
48. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
Actually, I checked and it does NOT need to go on a Nationwide plan. I was just as surprised as you are but facts are facts....
sorry, you're wrong, you do need to go on the nationwide plan. This has a full html browswer and all regular cell phones that has that type of browser must go on the nationwide plan. No ifs ands or buts about it.
americas choice uses mobile web 2.0, so yes you have to get on nationwide, which ever customer service rep you talked is just shooting shit.they dont know
63. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
Hah! Yea! I was wrong. I guess facts are facts but only when they're true. lol
17. xmguy (unregistered)
I really like it. It blends standard flip phone style with a full touch screen
19. TIM BART (unregistered)
SO I HAVE BEEN BIG ON LG FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW BECAUSE THERE QUALITY HAS BEEN PROVEN. HOWEVER MOTOROLA HAD BECOME LAX IN THE PAST YEARS. BUT I HEAR THEY HAVE GOTTEN BETTER LATELY SO AFTER READING SEVERAL REVIEWS I AM GOING TO GIVE MOTOROLA A CHANCE AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL LIVE UP TO THE REVIEWS I WILL BUY MINE ON FRIDAY THIS PHONE LOOKS TO BE BETTER THAN THE DARE..... I GUESS I WILL JUST HAVE TO SEE
20. tandersn9 (unregistered)
If only it didn't have that cheesy flip up thing. For me that ruins the entire phone and makes it look extremely cheap. If it didn't have that I think it would be better.
22. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
Don't knock it til you try it!
Pictures can be deceiving, in person the phone really don't look bad. The clear part is cool too. It may be clear but the technology rocks.
The internet browser is pretty cool. It has an on-screen mouse that you navigate with your finger. It makes it extremely easy to click link, no matter the size of the font on the page.
Got a question about the picture, not about the Krave but the RAZR 2 that is shown. It shows it with the Verizon UI but the color of the phone and the keypad looks different. Instead of a camera/video button it has a speakerphone button. Its not the original RAZR 2 from Verizon. Does anyone know about that or is it just some Photoshop work?
32. Craig540 (unregistered)
What is the purpose of the clear cover other than to protect the touch pad.
it is the earpiece that you listin through. consider it a flip phone when you open it up. the clear screen also doubles as a touch screen when it is closed. You just have to try it when you can to fully grasp the concept. It actually works well and the clear flip is really nice new technology.
Wow, did you even bother to read a single comment or research ANYTHING about the phone? The clear part has the speaker in it. The silver Motorola emblem is the speaker. The clear panel is capacitive so you can use the touchscreen with the flip both open and closed. It's a flip phone with a touchscreen, not just a touch like an iPhone.
The fact that the flip is glass and not cheap plastic will add weight giving it a better feel, the overall design is very cool. This is starting to remind me of the Motorola that I remember.
The flip is plastic, not glass. But the touchscreen is glass, not plastic.
I see a lot of comments about the way the phone looks and how cheap the plastic must be. Honestly, the flip is a very thick, hard plastic. It is very responsive with the flip closed and the speaker comes thru clear when open. I still won't go as far as saying it's better than the Dare though. The Dare still has a lot of features I like - like being the only phone that records video at a resolution of 640 x 480 and a recording speed of up to 150 frames a second. Hands down, the still shots easily blow away the Krave's still shots ( as evident in the pictures above ). To be fair though, the Dare is 3MP and the Krave is only 2MP. The Dare is also thinner and the touch screen is slightly more responsive. The Krave's "clear" flip look is definitely getting the phone some style points. Maybe Moto is starting to climb their way back into the game.
40. T-Money3000 (unregistered)
YEA! WHAT HE SAID!
The dare is not more responsive in my experience, I tested this personally today at the store. The Krave's touch technology is alot better. I do agree the camera could be a little cleaner but hey its only 2MP. Its still better than the majority of phones have in peoples pockets.
39. Intelligence Anywhere? (unregistered)
Hmmm. About freakin time. I told Motorola the day the iPhone was announced they should take the Ming platform (China only at the time and very successful) and refine it and get it out before the iPhone launched in June 2007. The leadership team and CTO said touch screens would not be successful in the US and would never sell at $500. Will be interesting to see how this does.
Oh I bet you did. my is the CTO and he would of not said that!
its hard txt'ing qwerty with the flip open it gets in your way, blah everythign else is good on the phone except that.
If this is firmware OTA, then hopefully they can issue a 'fix' where you can text with the flip closed. Imagine that, a Moto phone for Verizon that needs a software revision before launch ;)
i cant wait until this comes out, i have been waiting to get rid of my lime green chocolate for about 20 months. tomorow is the day i am free from a terrible phone. and i heard that this one could be the best motorola phone ever
its hilarious seeing all the vzw fanboys coming out and supporting a motorola phone. when any other carrier gets a phone, i.e. g1 with t-mobile, diamond (better specs, but for some reason vzw fans think the vzw diamond will have better performance with lower specs), their phones are "horrible"...
give me a V - give an E give me an R give me I give me a Z give me an O give me an R ---whats that spell -the best wireless carrier in the world!!!
LOL --- -Verizor? my friend you've had the phone to close to your ear! Verizon is awesome - I think that's what you were saying!