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Motorola MOTO U9 Review

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Everything is organized as expected here. When typing a message, the text input can be predicted by iTap system (Motorola’s alternative to the T9), which works just fine. Once multimedia content is inserted, the message turns into MMS. There are preloaded templates for both Text and Multimedia messages, which can be edited; new ones can also be added. Messages can be moved from the inbox to ‘my folders’ if you want to save them on the phone instead of on the SIM card.

Messaging - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Messaging - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Messaging - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
E-mail setup - Messaging - Motorola MOTO U9 Review

E-mail setup


The E-mail client supports both IMAP and POP3 mail boxes. When setting the account up, you have to write only the username and the password, the wizard connects and obtains the settings automatically for more popular servers. If the settings cannot be found, you’d have to fill them manually.

Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Motorola MOTO U9 Review

Motorola MOTO U9 is a quad-band GSM/EDGE global phone, which can work on any continent. It doesn’t support 3G, so the speed for internet browsing will be limited to EDGE’s limitations. For local connections, it can use Bluetooth v2.0 (Stereo Audio is supported) or the microUSB port on the bottom.

The Internet Browser suffers from the limited speed of the connection. Large pages, such as PhoneArena and the desktop variant of YouTube render properly, with correctly ordered columns, etc., but sometimes instead of images and graphics there are ‘x’ signs and white background. The multimedia files have been dropped by the phone, because of the slow data. However, this browser would be usable for smaller pages or for ones, where the text is important but is not a real alternative of those found on some other new phones, such as Sony Ericsson, Nokia with S60.

Internet browsing - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Internet browsing - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Internet browsing - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Internet browsing - Motorola MOTO U9 Review
Internet browsing - Motorola MOTO U9 Review

Internet browsing

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Shannon (unregistered)

It seems like it's a little stuck in the past as far as technology is concerned, however the model makes it seem like it's full of cutting edge technology. The camera is dissapointing, and the phonebook stores more than 500 contacts. I suppose this is a good phone for teenaged-aged consumers who care more about the looks of their phone, and the mp3 capability, than the full capabilities. I love the style of this phone though...It looks really cool.

posted on 25 May 2008, 17:58

2. (unregistered)

The Motorola U9 is a ROKR branded phone, even go on Motorola's website it'll say ROKR U9.

posted on 01 Jun 2008, 22:59

3. (unregistered)

Rokr U9 is for style & uniqueness, I am surprised for its Music capabilities, The unique graphics on the front hidden display is very eye catching, But it doesnt have the vibration feel as in V8 external music keys, I am missing that.... Overall I liked the phone.

posted on 04 Jul 2008, 10:52

4. motoman117 (Posts: 15; Member since: 22 Jun 2008)

This phone is pretty sweet, the low media capabilities are a bit disappointing, especially for a ROKR, but MOTOMAGX is awesome, it just needs to be updated to support 3G!! The looks are awesome, and if it was on sale in the U.S for around $100 with a 2 yr contract, it would sell.

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size3.54 x 1.91 x 0.64 inches
(90 x 48.6 x 16.4 mm)
3.08 oz  (88 g)
Battery770 mAh, 7.16 hours talk time

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