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Motorola has launched a stunning new phone that has beend described as :Drop Dead Gorgeous”. We Agree.

When the head of Motorola’s phone division in Australia Andrew Volard recently described his new range of phones as “drop dead gorgeous” he was not wrong. While most phone industry executives are good at superlatives very few can back up their claims like Motorola.

 Speaking at the launch of the new Motorola KRZR K1 at Fox Studio’s in Sydney Volard said “The key to Motorola’s success is that every phone we launch has to pass the “drop dead gorgeous test”.

 The bad news from the launch was that the hot new Motorola Q smart phone will not be launched until the first quarter of 2007. However the Motorola KRZR is something to play with on the side while you wait for your Motorola Q. This phone a is a gorgeous fashion statement phone that is set to be the next iconic mobile phone In terms of features and functionality, however, it’s really an old RAZR in a new case.


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 The KRZR’s long, narrow, glossy sheen will appeal to anyone who likes expensive bangles or yearns for an Aston Martin. (The bottom of the phone is even stippled in a vaguely automotive-grill-like fashion.)

 Much like the original RAZR, it looks expensive, and it feels great in the hand; the mix of glossy, matte (on the back) and stippled textures is tremendous fun to fidget with. The glossy front is a fingerprint magnet, though, but that’s inevitable on something so shiny.

 Because it’s so long, the KRZR feels very comfortable against the ear, and because it’s so narrow, it’s even easier to hold than the RAZR.

 Another hot phone was the Motorola 3G phone that runs on the new Telstra G Network. In a head to head comparison

 In a nutshell and without the benefit of a full review the 0.8 kilo phone flips open to show, essentially, a slightly miniaturized RAZR display and keypad. The RAZR’s screen is down to 48mm (but maintains the same brightness and 176 by 220 resolution), and the keys, which on the RAZR are trapezoids tapering from 21 to 11 mm wide, are here rectangles of a universal 11 mm.

 The phone’s video camera mode takes decent, 176 by 144 videos at 15 frames per second that you can store on your memory card.

 The price a mere: $850.00

 A full review of this phone which is already on sale will run next week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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