Motorola and Cingular launch new SLVR L7 iTunes phone

Cingular has debuted the Motorola SLVR L7 iTunes mobile phone for US$199 (2-year contract required).

Features include:
• iTunes Digital Jukebox – play, sort, store and manage music
• VGA Camera with 4x digital zoom, video capture and playback
• Bluetooth wirelesss synchronization
• Download games, MP3, ringtones and streaming video
• Mobile Instant Messaging using AOL®, Yahoo!® and ICQ® Instant Messaging
• Sleek ultra thin RAZR like design
• Multimedia Messaging – send text, pictures and sound
• Pre-installed 512 MB Micro SD card for extended memory
• Store up to 100 songs on removable Micro SD card
• iTunes synchronization with your computer via included software
• Shuffle music library or select songs by artist, album or playlist
• Mobile email and browser
• Built-in stereo speakers
• Brilliant TFT color display with 262k colors
• Voice activated dialing and speakerphone
• Customizable music and wallpaper
• Music pauses for incoming calls then resumes

Specifications:
• Weight: 3.5 ounces
• Dimensions: 4.5 x 1.9 x 0.45 inches
• Talk Time: Up to 6 hours
• Standby Time: Up to 17 days
• Warranty: 1 yr on the phone and accessories
• Quad Band International Phone – GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
• GPRS Class 10 Data Rate
• All talk, data and standby times are approximate and depend on network configuration

More info here.

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27 Comments

  1. Looks sexy. I like the RAZR better though. I like a flip phone that protects its keys from accidental presses without having to constantly lock and unlock the keypad.

  2. The limit on songs is Apple’s decision…can’t threaten the iPod, no siree, so we have to cripple you unnecessarily. So sorry. You have no options anyways so whatcha gonna do?

    Apple is not unique in this regard:

    http://www.slate.com/id/2133754/

    “…if some of your products are cheap, you may lose money from customers who would willingly have paid more. So, businesses try to discourage their more lavish customers from trading down by making their cheap products look or sound unattractive…”

    The 100 song limit is unattractive, thus people who buy the phone are still tempted to get an iPod. But can it last? Lookit, the Chinese have copied everything, including our military technology. They will eventually produce an inexpensive phone that stores 5000 songs, has good battery life, and has pleasant software. They ain’t there yet, no, but they will be one day. And digital mobile music players will be a commodity, just like…computers. I plan, however, to be one of the 5% who still buys iPods in 2016.

  3. Use your freakin imaginations, people. Why not combine tracks from each album into one long song. They you can load 100 albums, or until the memory capacity is reached.

  4. The 100 limit was NOT Apple’s decision. That is based on fear by music executives who are afaid people who are going to blue-tooth their music to friends.

    Apple has the most liberal DRM in the business.

    Second of all, a freaking VGA camera? I wouldn’t even put a VGA camera in an iPod Shuffle, let alone something more sophisticated!

    Bozos.

    Steve

  5. I just bought a RAZR… but I think if this had been out it would have tempted me. I have a preference for flip phones, but the 5.5 MB of memory and lack of expandability on the RAZR certainly looks pretty poor next to that phone.

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