In a world where touchscreen smartphones have taken over, it’s easy to forget that flip phones once reigned as kings. And now it looks like the Motorola Razr (once a king) has been reborn and is now the Motorola Gleam! I find it fitting that this phone has been released the same week as Fashion Week…because look at it – it screams fashion and couture looks. The Motorola Gleam will make its debut at MWC next week and features an FM radio, MP3 player, a 2 Megapixel camera, and video recording. The Motorola Gleam may not run Android OS or any other smartphone OS, but it is still pretty damn snazzy looking and features an LED matrix that notifies you of incoming messages, and it also emits a glowing light from the Gleam’s base to signal a call or message. The Motorola Gleam will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2011 and will launch in three different colors: graphite gray, lacquer red and thistle.
Pricing is TBD as well as the carrier. I honestly find it quite refreshing to see just a good looking phone that is just that – a cell phone, without all the fancy shmancy features, because there is still definitely a market for that.
Other key features include:
• WAP 2.0 browser support
• SMS, MMS, Email (POP3/IMAP)
• 32MB Flash/16MB RAM; end user memory>5MB, 800 phonebook, 500 SMS
• Micro SD supports up to 16GB
• 2.4″ QVGA display
• GSM dual band 900/1800
• Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP support
• Micro-USB charging & data (USB 2.0 HS); 3.5mm audio Jack