PhoneArena's Retro-Rewind: Motorola v60
Motorola’s financial successes can be attributed to a plethora of innovative devices that truly revolutionized phones – both from a design aspect and the kind of impact it had on consumers. Before the Motorola RAZR stormed the country with its sleek looking all metal design, another Motorola phone set the precedence far before that. The Motorola v60 came out during a time when color screens weren’t prevalent and the flip phone form factor dominated the landscape of mobile phones. Some would consider the handset as being fashionable and luxurious; especially when you consider its price tag of $299.99 when it was first released. The v60 brought along a sense of style and personality that nothing up until that point offered – you knew this handset was something with its anodized aluminum housing. Moving pass its design, it offered some impressive features that most owners weren’t accustomed to seeing – such as internet access, text messaging capabilities, and voice activated dialing. It didn’t become a best-selling phone until a year after its initial release – it ended up becoming available in all three cellular technologies during that time; GSM, TDMA, and CDMA. It truly became a worldwide success for Motorola and brought forth what many would consider as the golden years for the American manufacturer. There are a lot of flip phones out there that could attribute their success to this device; we know that the Motorola v60 will always be ingrained in our memories for being one step ahead of its time.
Motorola v60 Specifications | Review