It’s no wonder Motorola’s mobile phone business
is in the toilet isn’t doing well. Here we are at the biggest mobile phone event of the year, the 2008 Mobile World Congress. Sony Ericsson dropped 7 handsets on us last night, including the X1, with Windows Mobile (a first for SE) and stinkin quad-band HSDPA support, among the other rockin handsets.
Nokia hits the stage with the N96, which has every feature I can possibly think of, crammed into a rather small and sexy package. There’s a few other hits from Nokia, including 2 models with US 3G versions announced. Nice.
Motorola brought their ‘A’ game apparently, rocking the W161 and W181, two new candybar handsets. The W161 rocks a ‘large’ 128×128 pixel resolution MONOCHROME display and, well, that’s about it. Oh, and FM radio. Can’t forget that. The W181 upgrades that display to a 65k color…128 x 128 pixel resolution display. Oh, and FM radio. Hmmm, what else you got Moto? Is that a new slider?
Nope, it’s the same old Z6, only with WiFi added. Cool. That’s all you got? What, no new version of the RAZR?
Sure makes us Americans look cool, thanks Motorola. Thanks for representing us in the Mobile arena. Um, Carl? Icahn you come help them, PLEASE?