Motorola on the go: ROKR E8, RIZR Z10
Motorola is certainly trying to keep the pace in the mobile phone race. Two of the future releases of the company are becoming evermore the toast of town. It's now almost certain that MOTOROKR E8 and MOTORIZR Z10 are to emerge really soon. Detailed specification sheets and a whole bunch of photos are already on hand.
We've written about MOTOROKR E8 - the new music-centered proposal by Motorola. It has a unique touch-sensitive keypad and the so called "Omega wheel", which sounds like a truly great navigational solution. The keypad is quoted to support Haptic feedback, allowing the user to actually feel every keypress. The built-in memory is 2GB and is expandable through a microSD card slot, which supports memory cards of up to 4GB capacity. Among the other more exiting features are the very slim design (standing at 115 x 53 x 10.6 mm with a volume of less than 60cc), FM radio, Bluetooth, USB v2.0 and the 3.5mm audio jack. A two megapixel camera and the 2" 262K color QVGA display are adding to the tally. The bar-shaped device will be quad-band and GPRS and EDGE enabled. MOTOROKR E8 is expected to hit the shelves in November at a projected retail price of 280 Euro.
MOTORIZR Z10 is another smartphone with the kick-slider design Motorola introduced with the MOTORIZR Z8. It means the phone is equipped with a sliding mechanism that bends the phone for better ergonomics. MOTORIZR Z10 will have a 2.2" 16M color QVGA display with scratch-resistant glass and a 3.2 Megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash. The camera is said to capture video in QVGA resolution at 30 fps. The device is particularly loaded in terms of network connectivity - it supports quad-band GPRS, EDGE and dual-band HSDPA. The OS here is Symbian UIQ 3.1, just like in Z8. MOTORIZR Z10 will most likely be available in December at an expected retail price of 400 Euro before taxes.