Motorola, the American company is renowned for its cell phones, hand held devices, telephone systems, cable TV, networking solutions and infrastructure suggestions. It has recently launched its latest phone, the EX226 and that is something to be excited about.
Let’s talk know-how, for starters. We know the 90 gram is a block phone, not a flip like the iconic MotoRazr or a slide model and it has a dual SIM card option, but no removable memory. The EX226 runs on Java and has memory up to 64MB RAM and an additional use of 50 MB. There’s no VOIP but there is GSM in 2G and 3G from 850 to 1900, an upload speed of 5.76 Mbps and download strength of 7.2 Mbps. The phone comes with WI-FI and Bluetooth- including for all your media needs and USB.
We know that its touch screen size is 2.4 inches, with a resolution of 320X240 pixels that makes all the colors(256k, we believe)vibrant and catchy. There is a QWERTY keypad for ease of input.Right now from images, the color being offered is a smoky gray which makes it look like a phone that means business. The size of the phone is 105.5X60.0X9.9 mm. Its battery, a 910 mAH, Li-Ion, promises a standby time of up to 250 hours with GSM. There is an enhanced interface in the form of a 4-way navigation that you can personalize for your comfort level.
Still staying on the outside, the 3 MP camera has no flash but gives you digital zoom and a fixed focus. You can shoot videos at about 20 frames per second using the h.263/2.64 MPEG4 tool. Enough to take pictures, but not enough to replace your camera, of course.
The EX226 has a talk time of up to 7 hours, but if talking is not your thing, then apart from texts and video messages, you can also use the email option on the phone; it comes with Push and POP3 among others. You can also keep in touch using MSN Messenger and the QQ, the most popular chat option from China. Yes, it connects comfortably to social media sites too.
If you love the internet, there’s a dedicated web browser for the device and the phone by itself comes with some cool game options from the looks of things. We believe that the games can be changed and others downloaded so you’re not limited only to those that come pre-loaded. The media player has radio too and you can play any number of formats on it, from WAV to AAC+ to MIDI.
You can see all the usual stuff on the phone like voice options, organizer and T9. There are options for all sorts of ring tones including polyphonic and MP3 tones. The other things working for the phone are it is WAP enabled and has a 236.8 kbps enhanced data rates for GSM evolution making for faster internet speeds.
The EX226 joins other heavy weights from the company and so there are lots of expectations, from the company and the public, riding on it. It is available everywhere and costs vary according to country, from about $130 in the USA. It has all the making of a winner and it will only be a matter of time before we hear more about the EX226.