Motorola SLVR L7 music phone
Where's iTunes, Moto?
Like the RAZR before it, the face of the SLVR is flat and its keypad made from laser-cut aluminium. The keypad is better than the RAZR's, however, thanks to the slightly raised numbers, which helps locate them when you're texting. As before, the phone glows in that blue Tron-like state whenever you start pressing buttons.
The phone does have a quad-band (850/900/1800/1900MHz) GSM/GPRS radio. There's no EDGE support. The screen is a 176 x 220 job capable of showing 262,000-colours - a fairly common spec nowadays.
But what about the camera, I hear you cry? A disappointing 640 x 480 model with a 4x digital zoom and auto-focus facility, and certainly not up to the megapixel variants you find as standard on even entry-level phones from other manufacturers.
We're flummoxed. Why did Motorola opt not to bring the iTunes software to UK users? Aside from the slim design that's is really the only thing this phone has going for it.
The inclusion of a VGA camera shows that Motorola still hasn't really taken on board people's desire to take digital photos with their phone and while the omission of a megapixel digicam on the RAZR could be accounted for it being early on to the scene, the fact that the SLVR hasn't kept up with other manufacturers in this area is disappointing.
This phone will garner lots of wows when you take it out of your pocket. But if you do buy it, just don't let people know that the insides are lacklustre.
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