Motorola's new entrants into the mobile world today are somewhat forgettable, especially when stuck next to Nokia and Sony Ericsson's new handsets.
The first of two ultra-boring handsets is the W161 -- a non-colour screen-toting candybar phone. It's a budget handset admittedly, but it's hard to get even remotely excited. Features include a 128x128-pixel black and white display, FM radio, space for 60 (!?) text messages, 'office-quality' speakerphone and 20KB of internal memory. Oh, and USB 1.1 connectivity -- the standard replaced eight years ago. That said, it's only really for charging.
The second ultra-boring handset is essentially identical to the above, but it has a 65K colour screen, three games, a whole 70KB of internal memory, seven African languages for menu content (make of that what you will) and space for a more respectable 750 text messages.
Both should be available by May for what will hopefully be very little money.
Goodbye, Moto. -Nate Lanxon