New Motorola RAZR Spirals Into Crapulence Motorola RAZR VE20
24 September 2008
Excerpt: No one knows how to polish a turd like Motorola. For proof, look no further than its latest iteration of the storied RAZR family, the VE20. While you wouldn’t know it by glancing at the handset, it’s actually been four years since the V3 began seducing phone fashionistas who didn’t mind trading a middling feature set for style.
Pros: Setting aside its pretensions as a multimedia phone for a moment, the VE20 does its job as a phone quite well. Call quality was impressive, and voices rang true even in noisy environs. Battery life was equally noteworthy, with more than 5 hours of talk time.
Cons: Cloudy front screen makes the VE20 look like it suffers from a rare form of cell phone-based glaucoma. Half-hearted attempt at touch interface on the front screen feels gimmicky and is completely unnecessary. Dinky inner screen diminishes most (if not all) of Sprint’s useful services and apps — that’s when they’re actually working. Horrendous internet experience. For some reason, memory card is stuffed behind battery. It’s been four years, Motorola. Do something subst...
Conclusion: The MotoRAZR VE20 sets out to replace two phones in Sprint’s lineup, the RAZR V3m and RAZR2 V9m, and for the most part does a good job. Menu speed and stability, perhaps Motorola’s biggest issue, has seemingly been corrected. The inclusion of a 3.5mm headset jack is very welcome and the form factor is better due to its narrowness, though we would have liked to see the V9m’s 2” external display.
Pros: Greatly improved menu speed and stability, Improved form factor affords a better feel, Functional external controls, Quality main display, 3.5mm headset jack
Cons: We still have reservations about the battery, Mirrored finish makes external display hard to read at times, Fingerprints, fingerprints, fingerprints
Excerpt: The Motorola RAZR franchisee continues with the Razr VE20 , also known as the Motorola Vegas. A competent clamshell, the Razr VE 20 offers a feature mix variant of its predecessors, providing another choice for users who enjoy the now iconic flip. In addition to a complete entry level feature set that includes an alarm, stopwatch, calendar, world clock, et al.
Conclusion: Este celular es para los usuarios que, además de utilizar las funciones básicas, se enfocan en hacer llamadas y enviar mensajes. También es un buen equipo de entretenimiento multimedia. Tiene tecnología WAP 2.0 para que puedas navegar en Internet. También permite ver el correo electrónico.
Pros: Puedes utilizarlo como modem para conectarte en cualquier lugar desde tu computadora. El reproductor de música y video se puede manejar desde el teclado virtual de la pantalla exterior de manera satisfactoria.
Cons: La cámara no tiene flash para poder tomar fotos nocturnas. No tiene servicio de mensajería instantánea. Tampoco tiene Wi-Fi.