Motorola introduces two new entry level phones

Joe Kramer
Director of Wireless Services
Published: January 11, 2008

Recently Motorola announced two new entry level phones to be available in Q1 of this year. Both the W230 and W270 share basically identical specifications, but each comes in a different form factor. The W230 variation is a bar style phone with a fairly thin, somewhat compact design allowing the user to easily slip it into a shirt or pants pocket. Next we have the W270 a dual display (inner color, outer mono) clamshell design that sports a dedicated music key for fast access to the music library.

Both phones feature a built in FM radio with RDS, media player support for iMelody, MIDI, MP3, AMR formats, an expandable memory card slot good for up to 2GB (microSD) and CrystalTalk, a technology that helps reduce background noise. The fact the phones do not support Bluetooth or offer even a basic VGA camera may deter some from considering the new models, but then again I can't remember the last time I used my Bluetooth headset let alone took a picture with my phone.

Check back with us soon to see which GSM carrier is going to offer the phones.

 Motorola W230 and W270

 

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