Friday, March 27, 2009

Craving the Motorola ZN4 Krave

This phone must have been inspired by one of those space movies where the astronauts flip their helmet visors down for protection and up to speak to their companions. The Motorola Krave ZN4 has such a protective visor. Flip it up and you have access to the complete menu of icons on the 2.8 inch color touchscreen. Flip it down and the transparent visor, called a "touch cover", lets you see what's on the screen and access key functions such as the camera, picture gallery, live TV, music, GPS navigation. You can also view pictures and text messages with the cover down. Hey, it's transparent after all.

If you've been stewing over whether to get a flip-phone or one of the newer touch screen phones, the Motorola Krave for Verizon Wireless might be your answer. Unlike most flip phones, it's got a BIG screen. Big screens are nice for watching TV and video on the go. They're also good for getting the most from a high resolution digital camera, like the 2.0 Megapixel camera built into the Krave. It has 4x digital zoom and a viewfinder that works in portrait or landscape mode.

This phone is designed to take advantage of the cellular broadband capabilities of the Verizon Wireless network. EV-DO, with download speeds up to 700 Kbps, supports add-on wireless plan features such as V Cast Mobile TV for live streaming television. You can also watch videos on demand or stream or download music with the V Cast Music player. Don't worry about having enough capacity to store your videos and music. The expandable memory supports microSD/TransFlash cards p to 8 GB.

That EV-DO mobile broadband lets you enjoy full mobile browsing using the on-board HTML Web Browser. There's an email client, of course, as well as capability for instant messaging, standard SMS text messaging and multimedia messaging.

The optional VZ Navigator service works with the phone's GPS support to give you turn by turn directions. Your phone is also a navigation system and one that fits in your pocket.

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