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...

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  • Anonymous

gam28toronto, 20 Nov 2008This is totally dumb. It's the exact same thing as the Moto... more============================================================================
This is totally dumb. It's the exact same thing as the Moto ming from 3 years ago. They really think we are stupid enough to buy the same look and technology from 3 yrs back? Grow up moto. Please. Painting it gold doesn't make it new.
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Are you blind? Which brand doesn't have exact same thing from 3 years ago and more. Look the design of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG also has exact same thing from 3 years ago and more than 3 years ago. Example: Sony Ericsson W350 is exact same thing since 1997. Grow up... All the brand to do same thing like painting with different colour and doesn't make it new. Use your brain.

  • gam28toronto

This is totally dumb. It's the exact same thing as the Moto ming from 3 years ago. They really think we are stupid enough to buy the same look and technology from 3 yrs back? Grow up moto. Please. Painting it gold doesn't make it new.

  • Anonymous

I think it look much better without all the bling. Design of the phone is very nice though

  • Shane

Are you all barking mad it has to be the uglyest mobile on the market! I work for a telecommunications, thank god we dont stock this for our business customers becasue if I had to look at that every day I think it would turn me suicidal!

  • Anonymous

wow, super duper design plus fat moto in gold...no further words can be expressed...

  • Anonymous

I has Motorola V3688; already nearly 10 years and still work great.
I has Motorola V70; already nearly 6 years and still work great.
I has Motorola V600; already nearly 5 years and still work great.
Yes, i am Motorola Collector and that's why i has 27 unit types Motorola Mobile Phone.

  • fire

very very nice design from moto .thanks from all designer moto company
its magic phone

  • 100 Moto

Rook, 20 Nov 2008Motorola handsets look GREAT. Which is good, because they s... moreSo exactly when and where for which model(s) you used of Moto phones which stopped working in 2 days?

My oldest Moto phone (P7689) dates back to 2001...after 7+ years the phone still works perfectly.

  • z

gold are SO last year....

  • Rook

Motorola handsets look GREAT. Which is good, because they still look great when they stop working 2 days after you buy it...

  • 100 Moto

Understand is hard for GSM Arena to keep track on what's going on around the world...especially in Asia.

This golden version of A1600 was released about 3~4 weeks ago already.

Actually a good number of Chinese, if not those from Middle East, really like gold color.

  • 100 Moto

b., 19 Nov 2008gold outside, s..t inside. sad, very SAD, Motorola. you ... moreApparently a good number of people like the "looks" of a phone better than its functions.

Plus, a lot of Chinese people prefer touchscreen device for Chinese characters input.

If Moto ain't hi-tech, how about the almighty company which has taken 4 years to develop its first 3G touchscreen device? How about making "a phone for everyone" with something like the size of Ming?

Certain companies only know how to make phones in the size of bricks...so they have all the functions, so what? Not everybody needs bricks!

  • 100 Moto

Anonymous, 19 Nov 2008Not bad for motorola, but i dont know about this kind of li... moreReligion might be a good analogy. Though personally I find Linux being the most user friendly / reliable / fastest OS among Symbian and Windows mobile.

Yes, I made my subjective judgement based on the Moto phones I have used:

Symbian: A1000 & Z8 (the latter I still wish the company can take out the OS and make it a non-Smartphone!)

Windows Mobile: Q9h

Linux: E6 & A1600

For example, to create a music playlist, for Linux, all I've to do is to drag the folders from the memory card. What else can be easier than this?

Call me an idiot, I still have NOT figured out how to create the playlist on my Q9h and Z8, as I pretty much have given up doing anything with the latter.

Both Symbian phones I've used suffered from auto-shutdown / restart from time to time...never on my Linux phones.

  • ???

ewww!! how tacky can u get.. is moto getting desperat or what

  • tomas

Cicada is back LOL

  • Anonymous

Not bad for motorola, but i dont know about this kind of linux system, i mean, i may have it hard to jump to one other system..., it's just like changing my religion, must learn from the beginning new OS!
Aaagh...!

  • b.

gold outside, s..t inside.

sad, very SAD, Motorola. you CAN'T make cellphones.

make jewerllery. you can.

but cannot make HI-TECH DEVICES.

  • Anonymous

Motorola is still very very strong in america and asia
china is the biggest market of MOTOROLA....

so motorola is not going anywhere wait a year moto will be gaining a lot...

  • sprkeh^

eugh... its horrible pls take it off the page my eyes hurt :((

  • cartman

They should rename it 'Motorola BLING'

really, they haven't figured out what people want today.