Hello, Moto!!!

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by iMacZealot, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    If you've seen the new Motorola products (KRZR, RIZR, RAZR XX) you'll find that they're amazing. Does anybody know when these products will come out in the US? Also, any idea on the carriers? The KRZR is a GSM phone, so I guess it will come out with either Cingular or T Mobile. Any ideas? Thanks!

    (BTW you can see these products on motorola.com)
  2. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    Motorola and amazing do not belong in the same sentence. Yes, they look nice, but they're still Motorola's. Same old crappy, buggy, sluggish UI, and if anything like the RAZR, breaks like glass. It would be like Daewoo making a car that resembles a Ferrari Enzo. Sexy, yes, but it's still a Daewoo.
  3. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    I think the Motos are okay in terms of the OS in it. I used a v188 in Asia for two weeks and it worked great. I just can't wait to get my hands on a PEBL, but I have to wait until my Verizon contract is up, which isn't for a while.
  4. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Totally agree. I got a Slivr because I thought it looked cool, and now I can't wait to unload the thing. Motorola products are, in my experiece, of inferior quality and should be avoided.
  5. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Pretty sure all the new Moto phones just announced use the new Linux-based UI.
  6. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I swore by Motorola for many years, then kicked them to the curb after my A630. That phone has some great design ideas, but the software was crap.

    I am so done with them, I will not buy another. I have a treo 700p now, and totally loving it.
  7. iMacZealot thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 11, 2005
    I preferred my v188 to my Samsung A670. It had better reception, a better interface (in my mind), although the A670 did have a better design. I don't think the SLVRs are very good phones. Plus I'll admit the design is rubbish on that. The PEBL, on the other hand, is awesome! I recall it having a bit of a different UI than the v188, too. The new phones do appear to have a newer OS and UI. I think that most Motos are better and cooler than any Samsung phone I've had that I used to swear by. Look at the A790 ---- then look at the RAZR.
  8. jaysmith macrumors regular

    Aug 13, 2005
    i just got a moto v360 prepaid phone, and i love it. my last phone was garbage so this is miles ahead. had all the features i want, and i haven't seen anything too bad about the UI, but then again i don't have much gto compare to. either way, i got a great deal, which is something rare in the cell phone biz.

    sure they're trendy and easy to hate on, but it shouldn't give motorola an entirely bad name. i've lokoed around and the v360 has some amazing reviews.
  9. d wade macrumors 65816

    d wade

    Jun 27, 2006
    Boca Raton, FL
    i wish verizon had cool moto phones. i cant wait to switch when my contract is up
  10. Flyinace2000 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2004
    The one good thing about the older Moto interface is that it is very hackable if you have the right tools.
  11. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    KRZR has been out here for a couple of weeks - I think it goes for around the $650 mark so it's in line with most new phones. The RAZR MAXX is also on sale here but I haven't seen it yet and don't know the price.

    The KRZR is a really nice looking phone - same thickness as the RAZR but much slimmer and it feels better built.
  12. Aperture macrumors 68000


    Mar 19, 2006
    I have a Razr v3m. My brother just got the KRZR online, its in transit. Btw, I have Verizon. I really don't understand the whole hatrid against Verizon. The only thing that annoys me is how they disable functions on their phones such as OBEX/etc.
  13. calyxman macrumors 6502a


    Apr 17, 2005
    I wouldn't even bother as iPhone is probably around the corner...
  14. LizKat macrumors 601


    Aug 5, 2004
    Catskill Mountains
    Moto is actually working hard to improve the handset unit so they can spin it off. I'd be willing to take another look when my next Verizon phone upgrade turns up. I believe in the possibility of redemption :)

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