The Gleam+ is a hark back to the early 2000s, wielding a stylish flip cover which conceals a 2.8" LED display, and a multi-functional media player. When the cover's closed, a retro-style digital clock lets you keep track of the time in style.
A Preview of the Motorola Gleam+
The Motorola Gleam+, as its name implies, is the sequel to the original Motorola Gleam - a phone we championed thanks to its retro design and old-school feature set.
As you'd expect, the Gleam+ promises to improve on the original. At 13.5mm thick its thinner than its older brother, despite packing the same retro clamshell design which is available in both Silver and Winter White. The from of the handset is home to an upgraded LED matrix, which expressed notifications and alerts, or can simply be used as make-shift clock.
Flip open the phone and you'll be greeted by a larger 2.8-inch LCD display, which boasts a reasonable 480 x 800 pixel resolution. This will display Motorola's proprietary feature phone software, which promises to be simply enough for even mobile-newbies to get their head around. Of course, this screen comes paired with a traditional alphanumeric keypad too, ideal for those not good with touchscreens or BlackBerry-style QWERTY keyboards.
Looking for some entertainment on the go? The Motorola Gleam Plus is also home to a 2 megapixel camera capable of shooting video footage, an FM radio, an MP3 player and up to 16GB of expandable storage for your ever-growing music collection. You'll also find a decent 750mAh battery, which should keep the phone juice for up to 5 hours of constant talk time.
The Motorola Gleam+ will be released in Germany in March 2012, although UK release date details remain to be confirmed.
A full review will be published here once the phone has been released.
Motorola Gleam+ News
Motorola has announced that it’s latest 90′s throwback handset, the Motorola Gleam Plus, is now available to buy in the UK. Motorola’s second-gen Gleam is just as basic as its predecessor, although it boasts a skinnier 13.5mm-thick chassis and an upgraded LED matrix on the front (pictured). On the spec-front the clamshell handset also features; [...]
Motorola‘s latest budget flip-phone, the Motorola Gleam Plus, has been delayed in the UK. If you’re a fan of high-end smartphones and feature-packed devices, look away now, as the Gleam+ is as basic as they come. We’d originally been expecting the phone to arrive on UK shelves in late-February, but Clove has revealed that it [...]
The Motorola Gleam+ has arrived on pre-order in the UK, ahead of its release on February 27. That’s thanks to SIM free retailer KingOfGadgets who is offering the phone – in both Silver and Winter White flavours – for just £81.99, despite Motorola telling SoMobile that it had no details at present about a release [...]
Motorola has taken a break from announcing mid-range Androids and life-proof smartphones to launch the Motorola Gleam+, its latest budget clamshell handset. We’re not gonna lie, we were massive fans of the original Gleam, which was reminiscent of Motorola’s original flip phone: the Motorola Razr V3. The Gleam Plus, as you’d expect, is a slimmer, [...]
Motorola Gleam Plus Specifications
107mm x 52mm x 13.5mm
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 2.8 inches
Resolution: 400 x 240
External: microSD up to 16GB
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 900 / 1800
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
2.0 megapixel camera
At 12 fps
Battery Capacity: 750 mAh
Talk Time: 289 minutes
Standby Time: 417 hours
Radio: FM with RDS
Audio supported formats
Playback: AAC, AAC+, MP3, MIDI, AMR NB, AMR WB, WAV
Video supported formats
Playback: MP4, H.263