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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blue Razor Cell Phones - Functionality and Design

Blue Razor (RAZR) cell phones are basically the Motorola Razor V3i in a blue casing. The original V3 was released in a silver quartz color, and when Motorola finally decided to follow up this hugely popular cell phone in 2006 with the V3i they improved a few things on the original and changed the design very slightly, while keeping to the same basic design and thickness of the phone.

The first improvements and changes with the V3i in comparison to the V3 was 1.23 megapixel camera released with the V3i and an 8 x digital zoom. The V3 originally had a VGA camera with a 4 x digital zoom. The new camera means that images of up to 1280 x 768 could now be taken - good for cell phone photo technology and for distributing on the PC, but not the best for printing photos. However, most people do not mind their cell phone camera being an amazing camera.

The other obvious improvements had to do with larger space on the phone - with support of MicroSD cards up to a gig, and more onboard memory. MicroSD support now allowed for more music to be stored on the phone, so Motorola released a version of iTunes on the V3i but later replaced it with Motorola's Digital Audio Player (DAP). One of the reasons for this was the song limitation on iTunes, where only 50 to 100 songs would be allowed to be on the phone. DAP had no limitations on the amount of songs and so does prove to be more popular, although the software is less well known.

With the blue illumination of the keypad from the original V3, blue Razor cell phones look super stylish and futuristic, which is one of the reasons why they have been so popular and have managed to retain their style throughout the years.

Design changes on the phone include both screens (internal and external) being upgraded to be more responsive and colorful. The external display measures 98 x 64 pixels and displays 4096 colors. There is a little extra space around the external screen for an illuminated Motorola logo, which is a design change from the previous Razor phones. This external screen is used to have an 'at-a-glance' look at some basic information, such as the strength of cell phone reception.

The Razor has always been popular due to its quad-phone capabilities (850/900/1800/1900 GSM, respectively). It also produces about 200 hours on standby and 3.0 maximum talk time, with a 750 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Not much else has changed on the V3i and the V3 when it comes to the operating system, except that the V3i does include more games than the V3, including an award-winning puzzle game called "Bejeweled". (Admittedly, the phone only carries the demo and users need to upgrade, at a cost, if they like the game).

The phone includes MotoSpeak - Motorola's voice recognition software, and Motorola's multimedia programs and personal information management applications such as MotoMixer, Chat, Datebook, Calendar and so on. The chat features are highly extensive, supporting Instant Messaging protocols; and the phone supports e-mail over and above MMS and SMS options.

All in all, blue Razor cell phones are stylish phones that have great functionality and seem to be retaining their popularity, even in the fast moving cellular market.

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