A handful of pictures arrived online early this week with what appears to be two new Motorola handsets. Looking very similar to the Motorola Krave ZN4 found on Verizon, these phones are yet another unique design from Motorola.
By all appearances, both models appear to be ready for production, however, we don't yet know how well the operating system works. On a related note, we can see that at least one design has MotoBlur and possibly Android 2.1 under the hood.
We haven't come across anything in terms of specs yet, so your guess is as good as ours. One phone resembles the XT800 quite a bit, save for the plastic covering the display. If these handsets are created with similar hardware, we can expect a 550MHz processor, 256MB RAM, 512MB ROM, and a 5-megapixel camera with LED flash.
Motorola has also been pushing out devices with Flash Lite and multitouch capabilities in the browser, so we'd be surprised to learn that either of these handsets didn't offer the same.
So what's with those covers? Are they simply for protection or do they serve another purpose? Taylor Wimberly of AndroidandMe points to a recent patent application from Motorola whose description includes, "However, when the cover is 'closed,' the operator perceives the images presented through the optical element as three dimensional."
Will Motorola usher in the era of 3D handsets? Are there any apps that could stand to benefit from this feature? Does this even matter to you?