Seasonal upgrade from Motorola


31 Oct 2002

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Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has today launched two new handsets for the Christmas market, the V60i and V66i. Both phones are upgrades of the existing V66 and V60 models.

The new handsets feature the familiar Motorola clamshell design and will come in a range of new colours and with changeable covers. New features in these phones include enhanced messaging service (EMS), which gives users the opportunity to send animated graphics as well as text messages, and embedded games such as Asteroids, Tetris and Snood. Other features include voice activation, calculator, expanded phonebook and the inclusion of Java technology that allows for the downloading of further games and applications.

The V60i allows customisation via the front and back metallic covers. Users can strip down their V60i and rebuild it, choosing from a rainbow of anodised aluminium covers for the front and back of the phone. As well as this users can select from multiple colours for the front lens containing the Motorola V60i’s exterior caller ID.

The V66i comes in white and light grey and has a range of coloured panels to match the new handsets.

Accessories available for both handsets include an MP3 player, FM stereo radio headset and a range of desktop chargers and speakerphones.

Both handsets will be available on Irish networks from November and will cost around €129 with a network contract.

Motorola hopes to launch its first multimedia messaging service (MMS) handset in the new year. The T720i will feature a colour screen and will come with a detachable camera for exchanging digital photographs via the new MMS services recently launched by Vodafone and O2.

By Dick O’Brien