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Motorola Z8 Preview

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Could the Motorola RIZR Z8 live in the crowded market of multimedia phones? – Only time could tell. It has its design as its key features but also as one of its drawbacks. It looks extravagant, different than most other phones and catches the eye, but won’t appeal to people looking for more-serious device. The Kick Slide looks cool although doesn’t have big influence over the usability. If the final version of the phone reduces the problems with the way the music must be saved over the memory and really play a variety of formats, including the high-quality H264 video, the Z8 may become a successful multimedia slider.

Expect our full review when final, commercial samples are released.

This is our preview based on a preproduction unit, expect the review soon.

Pros

  • Extravagant design with kick-slide
  • Symbian OS

Cons

  • Lack of spring-assisted mechanism
  • Mediocre music and video player
  • Lack of 3.5mm jack
  • The only Symbian UIQ phone without touch display may mean it won't be fully-functionate smartphone
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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.29 x 1.96 x 0.59 inches
(109 x 50 x 15 mm)
3.95 oz  (112 g)
Battery1030 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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