Motorola Motozine ZN5
Motorola has been in a decline for quite some time already, as the world generally suffered from an overdose of all things RAZR. In fact, the company has suffered much until word has it that they might even sell off the cell phone unit if things do not continue to improve. Hopefully Motorola will do it right with the Motozine ZN5 cell phone – the latest release from Motorola. This time round, they have a formidable ally in the form of Kodak, joining forces to provide a high quality phone and camera experience to further bridge the ever narrowing gap between a cell phone and a digital camera. Granted, you won’t get all the bells and whistles of a dedicated digital camera, but this one sounds (and looks) much better than any other entry-level digital camera.
The Motozine ZN5 holds the distinction of being the first cell phone that brings together Motorola’s ModeShift Technology as well as Kodak Imaging Technology. In addition, Kodak has thrown in their very own Kodak EasyShare software that opens up a whole new world of connectivity to the user, allowing them to access Kodak Gallery as well as other compatible online photo sharing sites on-the-go. Users are now able to transfer captured images from the ZN5 to a nearby compatible printer, letting one share their favorite photos on the spot.
Features include a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, a Xenon flash and 4GB of optional external memory, making it more than ideal to capture the necessary shots no matter the condition. With the xenon flash, it is bright enough to capture images even in low-light environments. Kodak’s Perfect Touch technology also automatically brightens up captured images instantly for a more vivid picture that is blog-worthy, and I suspect journalists who need an instant camera won’t mind having to make do with the ZN5 in an emergency.
In addition, Motorola’s patented CrystalTalk technology claims to offer crystal clear conversations even in a noisy environment. It is compatible with both GSM and WLAN users, and thanks to the full HTML browser, you won’t find it a chore surfing your favorite websites even when out of the home or office. Strangely enough, the Motorola Motozine ZN5 will arrive in the China market first this July, followed by a global roll out later this year. There is no word on pricing at this point in time, so keep in touch with your local Motorola representative to know more.