Motorola unleashes W388, W396, and ZN200

Motorola releases three new cell phones: the image-centric Motorola Zn200 and the music-friendly Motorola W388 and W396.

Just a couple of weeks after rolling out a trio of new Rokr models , Motorola on Thursday added three more multimedia-centric cell phones to its lineup: the Moto ZN200, the Moto W388, and the Moto W396. They're not quite as music-focused as the Rokrs but can still rock out in their own right. Here's a breakdown of what each has to offer.

Motorola ZN200
Motorola ZN200 Motorola

Motorola ZN200: The ZN200 is more about imaging than music, as the slider phone features a 2-megapixel camera with up to 8x zoom and the ability to capture and play back video at 15 to 20 frames per second. There's 30MB internal memory, which is supplemented by a microSD expansion slot that supports up to 2GB cards. You can still listen to tunes with the Moto ZN200 's integrated MP3 player or FM radio with RDS, and there's stereo Bluetooth support. Other highlights of the quad-band handset include a 1.9-inch, 262,000-color display, CrystalTalk technology, and a Web browser.

Motorola W388
Motorola W388 Motorola

Motorola W388: The candy-bar Moto W388's highlights include a robust music player and a claim of long battery life--9 hours of talk time and 16 days of standby time, to be exact. The player includes the Moto ID feature that helps you identify songs and artists on the go. In addition, there's an FM radio and microSD slot with 2GB card support. Like the ZN200, the W388 is a quad-band GSM phone and has Motorola's CrystalTalk audio-enhancing technology.

Motorola W396
Motorola W396 Motorola

Motorola W396: Last but not least, there's the Moto W396. While it's a pretty basic flip phone, the W396 does have some musical talent. It has a built-in MP3 player and dedicated music key as well as an FM radio with RDS. It only sports a VGA camera, however. Like the others, the W396 is a quad-band world phone and has CrystalTalk technology and a 2GB external expansion slot.

At this time, there isn't much information as to whether these three models will be released in the United States and if so, with which carrier and for how much. However, all three models are expected to ship some time in Q3.

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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