Motorola SLVR L7 music phone
Where's iTunes, Moto?
Review According to the 'word on the street', there are two reasons why you would want Motorola's SLVR phone over any other. The first is the dimensions of the device and the second that it's the second phone from Motorola to offer users iTunes software.
The first point is very true. The SLVR is incredibly slim: it's just 1.2cm thick, and this means you can happily tuck it in a trouser pocket without every girl you talk thinking you've got other things on your mind. In profile, it's 11.4 x 4.9cm...
But the claim that this is the second iTunes phone might be true in America, but alas here in the UK, it's not, at least not yet.
We asked Motorola why the phone was lacking perhaps the one key feature aside from the design and the reply was a simple "no comment". It's a strange omission especially considering that the phone is shipping with the software in other territories. Perhaps it's because the company is still suffering from reported poor sales of the ROKR.
Get past this and the phone doesn't really offer much beyond the design. Yes, there's a media player capable of playing MP3 or AAC tracks. Yes, there's Bluetooth. Yes, there's a 64MB Transflash (aka Micro SD) card in the box to get you started - there's a mere 5MB of on-board memory. But we've rather come to expect all this from a phone purporting to be multimedia all singing all dancing models, so it's really nothing to shout about.