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CES 2007: Live Report

During the event, Motorola announced the MOTORIZR Z6 slider, which is an upgrade to the Z3 - the first RIZR phone.
The new phone has very similar design, but it is not exactly the same - the keypad design is different and interestingly similar to the one of the original RAZR, while the RIZR’s is like on the KRZR. In our opinion, the difference is just a cosmetic change and is driven by the idea to show a change, proven by our tests, which showed that both keypads performed equally well. Another change is the substitution of the internet shortcut key with a music player one and making the d-pad left/right positions to act as FF/REWIND for the player.
What Motorola have tried to do is the Z6 is to mainly enhance the Z3’s “fashionable” look by using glistering metallic finish on the phone’s front and adding a few round “tattoos” on its back. Did they succeeded? – it all depends who do you ask.

Targeted as multimedia phone, the RIZR Z6 features music player supporting various formats, which is designed to synchronize with the Computer's Windows Media Player. The integrated camera is 2-megapixel with flash and dedicated shutter key. What's new about the software of the device is that it runs on Linux+Java based system which most new Motorola phones will use in the future. The Z6 is expected to be available in the first half of 2007.

Motorola S9 is a stereo headset targeted at the active people - it is light device with small earpiece and body protected from water and sweat. Bluetooth technology helps you remove the wires, as the S9 supports A2DP and AVRCP profiles to connect with compatible devices.

At the show, Motorola showcased their HSDPA-capable RAZR – the V3xx, with the Cingular logo on it. Although it is still not officially announced, it seems that the US carrier will offer the phone in future. Overall, it is mid-class slim clamshell, with 1.3-megapixel camera, microSD and music player – the previous 3G RAZR (V3x) packed 2-megapixel camera and different design; the V3xx is very similar to the very original V3 RAZR in design, and its keyboard is almost the same (with curved lines between the separate keys).

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