Monday, June 19, 2006

Motorola Debuts MOTOMOBILE Handsets to "Connect the Next Billion"

Motorola introduced five handsets in its new MOTOMOBILE line aiming to connect the next billion wireless subscribers. The new MOTOMOBILE portfolio begins with two value-priced clamshell handsets, the Motorola W220 and W375. Motorola also unveiled the W170, W208 and W210 in the candy bar form factor.

Responding to a lack of ready access to electricity, the new handsets deliver up to two weeks of stand-by time. Lack of electricity also means a lack of light, so a "lantern" facility has been developed for use at night or in dark environments. For many consumers, radio is the primary source of news and information so all of the new handsets also incorporate an FM radio.

All handsets are expected to be available in the second half of 2006.

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