Friday, October 19, 2007

Motorola V710 Review

Allowing users to quickly glance at information, the closed exterior contains a 4K color 12-bit display giving users access to date, time, battery life, signal strength, and caller ID. The upper portion encloses a raised rim containing the lens to a 1.2-megapixel camera, capable of capturing images up to 1280 x 960 px in resolution, while a built-in flash rests in the lower left.

Turned around, the back includes a capped external antenna port on the upper left, for those rare times when the extendable antenna may not be enough, and a speakerphone on the bottom allowing clear and loud handsfree access.

Opened, the Motorola V710's vivid 176 x 220 px internal screen is revealed, displaying an impressive 262K colors. Navigation is performed by a 5-way directional keypad situated below, surrounded by Send, Camera, Menu, Clear, Power / End, and Left and Right soft keys. A slightly unorthodox keypad embeds the center row keys within the left and right row of numbers. While somewhat unique, the numeric keypad, used with iTAP predictive text input, provides for trouble-free messaging.

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