Monday, August 31, 2009

Is Your Old RAZR Getting Dull?

The Motorola RAZR V3 “razor” phone is one of the most beloved cell phone designs ever offered. Most carriers have offered one or more RAZR models, including some pay as you go services like GoPhone from AT&T. To be sure, the venerable razor phone is still in demand. But if you’ve been eyeing other cell phones and having thoughts about switching models, you should know that the RAZR design hasn’t been standing still. There are upgraded models available that could give you the RAZR you love but with the extra features you crave.

Motorola RAZR 2 V8 for MotorolaOne of the most striking upgrades is the Motorola RAZR 2 V8 w/ myFaves for T-Mobile. The MOTORAZR, as it is also called, is both slightly thinner and more tapered than the decidedly boxy V3 series design. You’ll also notice that the outside screen is larger and is capable of high resolution color display. In fact, both the inside and outside display have the same specs. They are 320 x 240 pixels and display over 262,000 colors.

The 2 inch color high resolution displays are a nice complement to the 2.0 Megapixel digital camera that takes printable photos. it also works as a camcorder for capturing extra long video clips that you can watch on your phone and share through video messaging. This camcorder has a 2 hour maximum length. Say, isn’t that enough for a feature film? Anyone want to be a cellular Ken Burns?

Music is also a feature of the RAZR 2 V8. It includes a Windows Media Player 11 with external mounted controls. That advanced player supports WMA, MP3 Playlists, and album art. You also get stereo Bluetooth streaming so you can send your tunes to a compatible A2DP wireless stereo headset or other compatible device.

Messaging capability is up to date, with SMS text messaging, multimedia messaging, and instant messaging all onboard. So is HTML Web browsing with a T-MobileWeb add on plan feature.

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