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November 20, 2008

Motorola Debuts MOTO VE66

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributing Editor

The new Motorola mobile device, the MOTO VE66 slider phone has been launched. The device consists of enhanced CrystalTalk audio technology, a 5-Megapixel camera and MP3 player. Officials say that the phone will also have an HSDPA/UMTS radio for 3G cellular access in both Europe and North America along with a Wi-Fi module.

Users can get access to real-time information such as weather, sports scores, stock tickers, flight information, social media and news headlines with pre-loaded and downloadable widgets on MOTO VE66, the first widget integration on a Motorola (News - Alert) phone.
Motorola’s portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories.
"The MOTO VE66 delivers on consumer's demand for more personalized listening and imaging experiences on a mobile phone," said Tracey Koziol, corporate vice president, Mobile Devices, Motorola. "With a diverse multi-media experience, the VE66 truly enables you to make a statement and express yourself on your terms."
The enhanced CrystalTalk technology helps reduce background noise and amplifies conversations for better clarity. There is a second microphone built in and both the available microphones work hand in hand to avoid unwanted noise.
Users can load their files through the USB connection to the digital music player which has handy controls embedded to it. Motorola has loaded the FastScroll one-touch navigation wheel for control which allows the user to breeze through menus and content with speed and accuracy. There is also the integrated FM tuner.
The 5-Megapixel camera is available with integrated auto focus, an LED flash and auto stabilization functions. The images can be stabilized and are red-eye free and will be of guaranteed high quality.
The company has also invited developers to write specific widgets for the phone through the MOTODEV Widget Developer Challenge. This competition will allow developers around to deliver the Web without limits to mobile users. Challenge entries will be accepted until Feb. 27, 2009 in three main categories including Best Widget in Category, Best Local Content and Best Use of APIs, and judged in their relevant subcategory.
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Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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