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Motorola unveils bevy of devices at 3GSM

Motorola Inc. launched eight new handsets at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, today, with devices designed from the low-end to the high-end, from business to entry level, with individual models that emphasize productivity, music and imaging.
Two new Moto Q handsets were announced, including the q9 and the GSM models. Both feature the Microsoft Corp. Windows Mobile 6 operating system. The Moto Q q9 offers HSDPA download speeds for multimedia, Good Mobile Messaging technology and richer messaging experiences than its predecessor, according to the vendor. The Moto Q GSM features quad-band GPRS and EDGE capabilities, Good Mobile Messaging technology and other e-mail solutions. The Moto q9 is expected to be available in the second quarter, with the Q GSM launching in the second half of the year.
The Moto Slvr L9, which is GPRS and EDGE enabled, is designed as a premium handset with multimedia features such as a 2 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, video camera with 4x zoom.
Two Rizr models were launched, including the z6, the first in a line of music-oriented phones, and the z8, a “kick slider” that slides open in a curved shape that fits the face, which offers HSDPA download speeds, a 2 megapixel camera and video capabilities at 30-frames-per-second.
Also announced were three handset models for emerging markets, Motorola’s Motomobile-branded portfolio, which includes the W510, W215 and W205 models. The first is the flagship device in the line, a GPRS/EDGE clamshell model that features a color display, 1.3 megapixel camera and an integrated audio player for MP3/AAC music.
All the handsets announced today include what Motorola calls its CrystalTalk technology, for talking in noisy environments. No pricing or carrier deals were announced for any of the handsets.


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