Motorola MotoRIZR Z8

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Gadget of the Week

Motorola MotoRIZR Z8 multimedia smartphone



Unique design whereby the phone goes from straight to curved as it slides open

One of the most vivid screen ever on a mobile phone (2.2-inch, QVGA, 16 million colours, TFT)

Stylish appearance (more so than the Nokia N95)

2 MegaPixel digital camera

30 frames per second video capability

Flexible music/media player

Stereo Bluetooth wireless capability

Supports HSDPA at 3.6 Mbps (3G with go faster stripes) good for streaming audio or video over-the-air via mobile internet

Accepts MicroSD cards of up to 4GB capacity

Advanced predictive text system



Other smartphones have higher resolution cameras (e.g. Nokia N95 has 5 MegaPixel)

No built-in Sat-Nav

No touch screen

No QWERTY keyboard



SIM Free: £334.99

Can be free on contract


Star Rating: 7 Stars  A stylish and original design that will sell this phone to many. The technology is more than competent, but not revolutionary. Check out the less stylish but higher tech and more expensive Nokia N95 before you decide.