Moto’s Gone Bananas

Moto have released the RIZR Z8, their first ever “kick slider,” a graceful mechanism that achieves a “fit-to-face” profile by gliding open in a curve to match the contour of your face.

With high-speed connectivity via HSDPA, and a multimedia feature set that includes a brilliant 16 million colour 35x50mm QVGA full screen display, MOTORIZR Z8 boasts video playback speeds of up to 30 frames per second. In addition to its 90MB of internal memory, the device also supports expandable memory up to 4GB using MicroSD, enough space for full length movies, hours of music or tons of pictures.

Moto have also partnered up with BSkyB* which allowing users to access Sky’s mobile content services. As well as offering access to an on-demand library of updating news, entertainment and sports, Sky’s ‘Anytime’ application also provides an access point to Sky’s range of live mobile TV services. Anytime also allows customers to use their mobile phone to programme their Sky+ boxes remotely.

“MOTORIZR Z8 is yet another example of how Motorola is redefining the mobile experience for consumers,” said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola Mobile Devices. “By introducing, for the first time ever, true high-definition mobile multimedia, and once more reinventing the form factor, we are delivering on our ‘no compromises’ approach to leading this industry by uniting cool design and cool experiences.”

The handset also features Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology as well as a built-in music player and a 2MP digital camera with dedicated side camera key, while the onboard video and audio system records in mpeg 4 and 3gp (for MMS) completing the handset’s imaging package.

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