Motorola MOTOACTV W450 from T-Mobile
Folks with clammy fingers who tend to drop their devices and gizmos onto concrete floors most of the time by accident will definitely find it much more cost effective to bring home an ugly yet functional handset instead. Today we have the MOTOACTV W450 from Motorola that will be available on an exclusive basis from T-Mobile USA, letting you live out your active lifestyle without having to worry about the frailty of your device – sorta the same feeling as getting a girlfriend who shares your passion for the great outdoors without having her worry about how the wind messes up her hair or a little bit of cycling will break her freshly manicured nails.
This durable clamshell will see the use of a rubberized external coating that has two-fold function – the W450 itself is much more easy to hold, while it offers a certain degree of protection should it suffer the indignity of being dropped. There is also a chin bar located at the base of the handset, allowing one to clip it to a belt or pack with ease. You can choose from two color schemes – alpine white and black slate (not much choice between the two, I must admit), and these will come with either canary yellow or mandarin accents. Interestingly enough the MOTOACTV W450 anticipates users will be living a rough and tumble lifestyle, hence allowing them to look up symptoms and first aid tips for ailments that develop on the trail, including poison ivy, via its pre-loaded Mayo Clinic In Touch software.
Other features available on the MOTOACTV W450 would be a 1.3 megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, Motorola’s CrystalTalk technology and quad-band connectivity, stereo Bluetooth support for hands-free conversation, an integrated MP3 player, a microSD memory card slot and a 2.5mm headphone jack. Sounds pretty good, save for the headphone jack’s size. Why, Motorola, why?