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Motorola Gleam is a thin clamshell phone for Europe, reminds of times past

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Motorola Gleam is a thin clamshell phone for Europe, reminds of times past
Motorola's contribution to the MWC Expo in a few days will be a stylish clamshell phone, called Motorola Gleam, for the European market. The etched keyboard reminds us very much of the acclaimed Motorola RAZR, that took the company out of the doldrums a few years ago, and that feat alone makes it interesting.

Other than that it is 13.9mm thin, has a 2.4" QVGA screen, and an LED matrix on the outer shell to keep you in sync with appointments, missed calls and unread messages. The basic goodies are also here - 2MP camera with video capture abilities, microUSB charging port, standard audio jack, and a microSD card slot for cards up to 16GB.

The Motorola Gleam will be available in three colors - graphite gray, lacquer red, and thistle, in the first half of 2011, for an yet undisclosed price.

source: Motorola


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posted on 11 Feb 2011, 06:32

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


Which OS will it have?

The clamshell form factor has tons of potential for phones/mini tablets. Unfortunately, OEM's tend to put really crappy crappy cameras in these devices! Nobody should bother putting anything under 3MP cameras in their phones! Most people won't buy anything under 3MP no matter how good the software is. So, this thing is definitely dead in the water!

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 07:26

2. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


its a basic feature phone... i dont think it will be running any special software. probably your basic grid/list menu systems and a couple of different themes and customizations.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:14 2

3. ryq (unregistered)


i miss clamshell phone! damn you iphone! :-)

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 09:05

5. a nonny mouse (unregistered)


ditto.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 08:26 2

4. clevername (Posts: 1428; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


It's the new razr. Well not literally but in all but name. No os. Prolly jave. or brew apps.

posted on 11 Feb 2011, 10:01 1

6. MotoRazr (unregistered)


The specs, and basic layout make it nearly identical to the Razr2!

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