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Motorola debuts a trio of new phones

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Motorola debuts a trio of new phones
You are worried about Motorola’s future, aren’t you? It has been a while since the once-powerful manufacturer hasn’t released any interesting model, but the line-up for the beginning of 2009 will not be anything special as well. During the CES 2009 event, Moto will showcase a trio of phones it announced today.

As expected, the Motorola Renew is nothing but an “environmentally responsible” phone, with a housing made out of recycled plastic water bottles. It has eco-friendly design and packaging, but when it comes to features it is just your ordinary budget model for phone calls and text messages. Expect it with T-Mobile USA in the first quarter.

The Motorola Tundra VA76r is designed to withstand abuse, meeting US 810F Military Specifications. Although it is tough, this Push to Talk phone also has some features to offer, packing aGPS with AT&T Navigator, 3G, stereo Bluetooth and 2-megapixel camera. AT&T will offer it starting January 13th, for $200 after a $50 MIR and a two-year contract.

The environmentally responsible Renew and the rugged Tundra
The environmentally responsible Renew and the rugged Tundra
The environmentally responsible Renew and the rugged Tundra
The environmentally responsible Renew and the rugged Tundra

The environmentally responsible Renew and the rugged Tundra

Last but not least, here is the Motorola SURF A3100, called „touch tablet”. This is the first Motorola Windows Mobile Professional smartphone, and like most of its rivals will come with personalized homescreen. We’d like to see the customization in other menus as well, but this will have to wait until CES in order to see what Moto has done. The A3100 is a global GSM/3G phone with Wi-Fi, GPS, 3-megapixel camera and 2.8” QVGA display. It will be available “in multiple markets” in Q1, but there is no word on the exact carrier availability.

The Touch Tablet A3100
The Touch Tablet A3100
The Touch Tablet A3100

The Touch Tablet A3100

source: Motorola

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. The Godfather (unregistered)

wow ugly, uglier and ugliest... the tundra is hilarious, looks exactly like a nextel, ugly and bulky. The Adventure is the way they should have went with the design.

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 11:23

5. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

The outside dislpay on the V750 is way to easy to break for anyone in the construction industry which are the main people that us any kinda of ptt service. My bro does HVAC work and they all had the v750 but switched to the Boulder because 4 guys crushed the external screen in the first week and another dropped his from a scaffolding and the the phone was done. They also needed something water resistant since they are outside from time to time plus he said no one could hear the alert on the phone when someone hit them up which was another reason they went with the new verion of the Boulder with the speaker on the outside. At least the v750 will hold up better that the i9 Sprint is launching which looks like it should be a Boost phone.

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 08:00

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wow.. so 1993!!! oh wait.. these are new phones? ugh!

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 08:08

3. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

T-Mobile gets the Renew... AT&T gets the Tundra... But what carrier will get the SURF?

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 09:30

4. The Godfather (unregistered)

I dont know jyakotu, but if history repeats itself, then this is a touch screen Q and that cant be good ....I dont want it.

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 12:09

6. artytheparty (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Dec 2008)

Amazing. Motorola has FAIL written all over it these days. Using old water bottles is a great thing though. I saw a special where this huge amount of plastic is pooling together in the pacific ocean, making it a plastic soup. Crazy

posted on 06 Jan 2009, 13:05

7. iff2mastamatt (unregistered)

These phones make my old virgin mobile phone look amazing. I guess these are the new "green" phones as moto claims...

posted on 07 Jan 2009, 22:40

8. wkkan (Posts: 2; Member since: 07 Jan 2009)

Just feel that Motorola should really revisit all its phone.. I like the old E398 but all the features cannot match up to its competitor at all. Others are already having GPS, DIVX, WIFI and 8MP. Non of its phone is up to this standard. and where is the slim razor designer.. Get over it and come out with another design.

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