Motorola wants to prove that your cell phone can look like a million bucks without actually having to empty your bank account. The company introduced four new models to its Motomobile line at CTIA 2007--all offering chic designs at an affordable price. The quartet includes:
- Motorola W218: A sleek candy bar-style GSM handset that offers all the basics, plus a VGA camera and FM radio.
- Motorola W360: Another slim bar GSM phone with an emphasis on music capabilities. The company calls it a "multimedia device for the masses." The 360 has MP3 ringtones, an FM radio, 5MB of user-accessible memory, a VGA camera with 4x zoom, and a speakerphone.
- Motorola W380: Flip phone design with support for text, multimedia, and instant messaging. The GSM W380 has a VGA camera with 4x zoom, an FM radio, and can also act as a storage device.
- Motorola W395: Last but not least, the W395 offers a clamshell design with a metal front cover. Features include a 1.3 megapixel camera with video recording capabilities and Bluetooth.
All phones are expected to ship during the second half of 2007, but no details have been released about pricing or carrier. Now, typically we'd also have a lovely slide show of all of Motorola's new phones for your viewing pleasure, but I'm currently experiencing technical difficulties here in Orlando (maybe it's all the heat, I don't know). So bear with me while I tinker away on my laptop, and hopefully I'll have something for you soon.