Motorola clearly tried to steal the show with its CES press conference (it did have cotton candy after all), but we have to admit that its new phones look pretty cool. Besides the, the company also introduced the video-centric Z10. Though its 3.2-megapixel camera may not sound very impressive--particularly with the on the market--the Z10 offers a high-end video experience by recording and playing clips at a full 30 frames per second, which is equal to your television set. In contrast, most camera phones record and play at 15 frames per second, which accounts for the choppy and pixelated video we're used to seeing. Promises aside, the Z10's performance was impressive in the brief demo we saw, while the 2.2-inch, 16-million color display didn't hurt. After shooting video, Moto showed that you'll be able upload it directly to YouTube or other video-sharing sites. Still photographers can also have fun as the Z10 includes a flash and a variety of image-editing options.
Other features run the usual media gamut. You'll find Bluetooth, an FM radio, Moto's CrystalTalk technology, USB support, a speakerphone, a digital music player, personal organizer applications, and a microSD card slot that's "future-proofed" for cards up to 32GB. The design employs the "kick slide" mechanism that Moto debuted in the