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CNET First Look
Motorola Slvr L7e first lookThe attractive Motorola Slvr L7e has a few notable upgrades from the L7, such as a 1.3 megapixel camera and EDGE support. But CNET's Nicole Lee says it still suffers from stiff keys that are a bit too close to the phone's surface.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:02 >> I'm Nicole Lee, associate editor of CNET.com and this is the Motorola SLVR L7E, an upgrade to the previous Motorola SLVR L7. On the left spine are the charger jack, a shortcut key that can be programmable to whatever you want and the micro SD card slot. On the left spine are the volume rocker and the voice memo shortcut key. As far as features go they're pretty similar to the SLVR L7, except for a few notable upgrades. The SLVR L7 had the VGA camera and E has a mega pixel camera. The SLVR L7 has sort of a regular GSM connection whereas the SLVR L7E has the Edge high speed connection. It also has an audio player but no iTunes. The SLVR L7E comes with its own Motorola music player and not iTunes. Other features of the phone include a video camera, text messaging, picture messaging, email, web browsing, things like that. We were too pleased with the keypad because it's a pretty flat, pretty crowded and it's pretty hard to text message with such small numbers here. The only thing that the SLVR L7E is that it's not available with any US carrier so you would have to purchase unlocked. Probably around 200 to 300 dollars. But if you want a mega pixel camera and you want the edge connection that wasn't available with the SLVR L7, it could be worth the price. My name is Nicole Lee and this has been the Motorola SLVR L7E. ^M00:01:27 [ Music ]