Motorola has announced that its latest phone, the ultra-slim RAZR V3 is now on sale in the UK. We don’t generally cover the release of every mobile phone out there as otherwise we’d do little else. However, we made an exception this time simply because the RAZR is arguably one of the coolest looking phones around right now. It marks a return to form for Motorola, who after virtually launching the concept of the ‘fashion phone’ with the Star-Tac back in the late nineties, went on to produced a flurry of legendary dull looking and hard to use handsets.
By contrast the V3 is something of a supermodel. It’s constructed of anodized aluminium, is only 14mm thick, and as you can see from the images has a funky precision cut keypad that looks like something from the movie ‘Tron’. However, the V3 isn’t just a pretty face. It offers quad-band support so it can be used in the UK, Europe, and anywhere in America. It has 5Mb of internal memory, Bluetooth capability, a speakerphone and a VGA camera. The display boasts 262,000 colours which should make MPEG4 video playback look great. What’s more the front of the phone has a colour preview window that can display four lines of text. It also has a WAP browser, an email client and support for Java games. Standby time is given at up to 290 hours while talk-time is up to 430 hours.
The only major feature it doesn’t have is 3G support but with that yet to really become mainstream for consumers, all in all, the Motorola RAZR V3 could be the style phone of the moment. By way of proof the V3 has just won the award for 'Best Fashion Phone' at last weeks Mobile Choice Awards.
The V3 is available now from major phone retailers on Vodaphone and O2 networks from £50, depending on the monthly tariff chosen.