Excerpt: The Motorola W490 was rolled out at about the same time as the improved Motorola Razr. It is a simple model with incredible functionality. For several reasons, marketing being the biggest factor, the W490 is not as popular as its cousin Razr. The W490 has a more curved, fuller appearance.
Conclusion: Overall: Regardless of its very minor flaws, the Motorola W490 is still a great choice pound per pound as a communication tool. If full call and messaging functionality is your thing without the modern frills associated with mobile phones, then this is clearly the handset for you.