Eye-hurting Motorola MING A1600 Gold Edition emerges

19 Nov, 2008

A gold edition of the Motorola A1600 touchscreen phone has just appeared on the Chinese website of the company. Designed in the spirit of the Motorola V8 Luxury edition the A1600 trades the snake for crocodile skin but this doesn't make it much less tacky.

This time Motorola somehow managed to convince the renowned French jeweler and watch maker Cartier to take part. However it seems that the design is mostly done by Motorola with Cartier only providing a business card holder included in the retail package.

We can't quite get the idea behind all those gold editions that seem to be spawning recently. However we have to admit that among them all the A1600 is probably the most acceptably looking (we will by no means go as far as calling it attractive).

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Motorola A1600

Other than the new shiny colors the Motorola A1600 Gold has no differences from the original model. It still flaunts the 2.4-inch 262K color QVGA touchscreen display and the signature MING semi-transparent plastic active cover. The handset also runs on the same Linux based OS and has quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support (no 3G as you might have guessed, we are speaking China here).

The Motorola A1600 also packs a 3 megapixel shooter, a microSD card slot (up to 4GB), stereo Bluetooth (A2DP), a microUSB port, and a stereo FM radio. Its final noteworthy feature is the built-in GPS receiver which allows both real-time GPS navigation and geotagging of the photos taken with the built-in camera.

Motorola A1600 is already available for purchase, costing about 685 euro (865 US dollars).


Reader comments


i think motorola shud upgr8

  • Anonymous

If you've ever been to any malls in L.A. you know who buys all these golden editions: Persian Women... Tacky is no problem, as long as its gold colored. This might be the only thing keeping Motorola alive, as nobody will buy those clunkers for the...

  • 100 Moto

Didn't know A1600 (gold edition) was made to compare with N82...and I'm sure for hundreds, if not thousands, of A1600 (gold) users (especially in mainland China and Middle East) would NOT even consider N82...unless it comes in gold color.

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