Thursday, June 23, 2005
Moto is back
Both my significant other and I reminisce about our old Motorola StarTAC flip phones from 1996 since they were so incredibly good (and still have one of them sitting around in case we ever want to go back to it!).
Now, it seems Motorola is coming back with cool phones once again -- phones that aren't just hip and meant for teenagers but phones that you can use for work and be cool! Not sure why Verizon is still not carry the ultra-thin RAZR but hopefully they will soon just like that had a serious lag time for the Treos. According to this WSJ interview with Motorola CEO, Ed Zander:
WSJ: Your company likes the buzzwords "seamless mobility." Can you give us some examples of how you use seamless mobility in your own life?
Mr. Zander: Here's my latest toy. (He pulls out of a bag a pair of Oakley sunglasses with a tiny cellphone earpiece and microphone attached to one of the arms and puts them on.) This actually works. I've been using these all day. (He then pulls out another pair, this time with an MP3 player attached to one of the arms.) We are making these into one device, where you can play music and get a phone call.
I just built a home in California. And now we have a home monitor system, which I can connect to with my cellphone. So I can sit here and look at rooms live or get alerts if there's anything wrong.