In its effort to reduce its financial woes, Motorola is quietly working to introduce new handsets in markets outside USA. Two upcoming Motorola phones – MOTO W403 and A3300 have been created for the Latin American and Chinese markets respectively, and Motorola Rival has traveled to Canada.
MOTO W403 features
If you were expecting to see something new, MOTO W403 will definitely disappoint you. Motorola, it seems, has created this phone primarily for the Latin American market, where the demand is mainly for affordable phones.
MOTO W403 clamshell measures 95mm (height) x 46mm (width) x 16mm (thick) and weighs 76 grams. It has a metallic finish. MOTO W403 has an internal and an external display. The external CLI monochromatic display is small enough to support images of 96 x 32-pixel resolutions. It will feature a 1.8-inch internal display of 128 x 160-pixel resolution. The integrated VGA camera of the phone is equipped with video recording capabilities. This Motorola device also features FM radio, MP3 player, Bluetooth and 2.5mm headset jack. Noise free audio quality is guaranteed with the CrystalTalk technology incorporated in the handset. MOTO W403 has 7MB internal storage space. This handset supports external storage up to 2GB with microSD memory card. MOTO W403 will be available from the fourth quarter of this year.
Telus Motorola Rival
In USA, Motorola Rival is already available through Verizon wireless. Now Canadians will get the opportunity to see this handset. Telus has launched this Motorola handset in Canada. Here it will cost $99.99 with a three-year service contract. Motorola Rival features a slide out full QWERTY keyboard.
It has a 2.2-inch display of 176 x 220-pixel resolution, 2MP camera, Bluetooth, integrated GPS, music player and 3.5mm headset jack. Telus subscribers could also avail the Telus Navigator service. The handset has 130MB internal storage space. The external memory could be extended with microSD memory card.
According to leaked images, Motorola A3300 is likely to be the next Motorola Windows Mobile phone. Although, Motorola has not yet confirmed the veracity of the news, but nonetheless, it seems that Motorola has designed this phone for the Chinese market. Motorola A3300 will be a touchscreen phone with 5-megapixel camera.