The New Roto Moto
By Justin Ried, Mon Dec 15 14:00:00 GMT 2003
Mobile Review previews the new Motorola R880 fashion phone. Taking a cue from the groundbreaking V70, this Motomarvel also features a rotating cover and a sleek industrial design. UPDATE: Mobile Review's article has been removed at the request of Motorola.
The tri-band GPRS unit features a large 176x220 65,000 color display, Bluetooth, PC synchronization via SyncML, WAP 2.0 and Java MIDP 2.0. The unit also includes a built-in VGA camera. One cool touch is an LED that wraps around the frame of the phone, and "shimmers" to alert the user of incoming calls.
It features (for better or worse) a slightly updated version of the same user interface used on the V600. Users can now use themes to alter its appearance.
The R880 is expected to retail for 650 euros and become available in the first half of next year.