Last Updated on Saturday, 12 February 2011 12:08 Written by Adam Warren Saturday, 12 February 2011 10:00
Well not quite, though it does look very similar. Here I was, thinking that Motorola would only be producing high-end smartphones and Droids, but then I see this phone. It is called the Motorola Gleam and will mainly be sold in Europe, though I could see it selling better in Korea or China as a house phone or something. Instead of a screen on the outside, the Gleam features a matrix LED display that flashes several messages and pictograms. The inside consists of a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a dual-band GSM radio, Bluetooth 2.1, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB charging port, a microSD slot that can hold up to 16GB, and a 2 megapixel camera. We’re hoping the price will be consistent with the features this phone carries, by the way, it will release in the first half of the year in gray, red, and some weird color called “thistle.” Read the full PR after the break.
MOTOROLA GLEAM™ – Great Design Never Goes Out of Fashion
Basingstoke, U.K. – Feb. 11th, 2011 – Motorola Mobility, Inc. today announced MOTOROLA GLEAM™, a slim (13.9mm silhouette) and beautifully designed flip phone for the style conscious amongst us, who appreciate the simplicity and fun of mobile life. The Motorola GLEAM will be demonstrated on the Motorola booth at Mobile World Congress (February 14-17th): Hall 8, Booth No. 8A51.
Feb. 11, 2011
MOTOROLA GLEAM integrates an FM radio, MP3 playback, a 2 Megapixel camera, video capture and landscape video viewing, so that you can stay entertained wherever you are. Equally, the design has a modern twist as an LED matrix keeps you notified of important upcoming events and information, whilst a beautiful glowing light emits from the flip’s transparent base to signal a call or message.
“The MOTOROLA GLEAM is a stylish and fun phone that also offers consumers a number of key entertainment features,” said Andrew Morley, vice president of marketing for Motorola Mobility, international markets. “It’s also a little quirky with its lighting design letting you stand out from the crowd and make a statement.”
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
MOTOROLA GLEAM will be available before half of 2011 in 3 colours: graphite gray, lacquer red and thistle A. wired stereo headset will come inbox as standard. A video of GLEAM can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kc8U4umQdI
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