Motorola W230

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Motorola W230

Almost identical in terms of features to the Motorola W270 clamshell, the Motorola W230 is a very lightweight but basic phone with surprisingly good music playback capabilities.
Boasting an MP3 player and microSD expandable memory (up to 2GB), the W230 also comes with an FM radio. The other features are few and far between - there's no camera, the display is a very basic 128 x 128 pixel CSTN panel and the W230 lacks Bluetooth. However, the phone weighs in at only 80 grams, yet it has 9 hours maximum talktime.

We don't think that this phone is as stylish as the W270, but it is probably a little easier to use as a music player because of the simple monoblock design.

Motorola describe the colour combinations as "licorice outlined in lustrous silver and dark titanium gray bordered in mandarin" - i.e. silver and orange. No pricing details have been given, but this is likely to be a very inexpensive device. Motorola say that the W270 should be available during Q1 2008.

General 2G Network GSM 900 / 1800
GSM 850 / 1900 - US version
Announced 2008, January
Status Available
Size Dimensions 110 x 45 x 14.7 mm
Weight 80 g
Display Type CSTN, 65K colors
Size 128 x 128 pixels, 1.6 inches
Ringtones Type Polyphonic, MP3
Customization Download, order now
Vibration Yes
Memory Phonebook 500 entries
Call records 10 dialed, 10 received, 10 missed calls
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 2 GB supported, buy memory
- 500 SMS messages
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
3G No
Bluetooth No
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v1.1
Features Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML
Games Yes
Colors lustrous silver, dark titanium gray
Languages 7 African languages, Hinglish, Bengali, Tamil ...
Camera No
- MP3 player (iMelody,MIDI,MP3,AMR formats)
- Stereo FM radio with RDS
- T9
- Calculator
- Built-in handsfree
- Stopwatch
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 940 mAh (BQ50)
Stand-by Up to 450 h
Talk time Up to 9 h