Want to party like it’s 2004? Well, you can with the Motorola Gleam, a modern reinvention of the iconic Motorola RAZR.
While we were expecting Moto to announce an Android-powered smartphone at MWC, we got neither, and were instead treated to the Motorola Gleam”. The clamshell handset is as basic as they come, but shows Motorola hasn’t ditched its roots in midst of its Google alliance.
Motorola admits that the Gleam is a feature phone aimed at “people who just want a simple phone that makes calls”. Still, it offers quite a glam way to keep in touch, landing in a number of “stylish modern colours” including graphite gray, lacquer red and thistle (otherwise known as purple). There’s also some fancy LED animations on the front of the handset, which will also display missed calls and messages.
The Motorola Gleam also features a 2.4 inch colour display, a built-in MP3 player with FM radio, a 2 megapixel rear-facing camera and up to 16GB of storage for microSD. It’s not a good choice for Facebook addicts, as the handset lacks 3G or WiFi connectivity.
Motorola promise that the handset will be available from “the first half of 2011”, although its pricing is yet to be confirmed.