7/26/2006 12:29:00 PM
New RAZRs get bad rap
Despite offering ramped-up specifications and updated looks, Motorola's new RAZR collection has left dealers yawning.
Mobile's dealer panel said the features of the RIZR, KRZR, RAZR xx and RAZR maxx needed to be even better, and criticised the manufacturer for yet again repeating its popular designs.
Mehran Mehmood of Wimbledon's Fone Vision said: 'They keep reshaping their old phones again and again.' Mike Ellis of Active Mobile in York added: 'Motorola need to sort themselves out with design. They have been going on the RAZR bandwagon for two-and-a-half years.'
The features were criticised for being too basic and the two-megapixel cameras on the phones were also slammed. 'Other manufacturers are already up to 3 megapixel. They are still lagging behind,' said Mehmood.
But despite the lack of new ideas, the dealers agreed that Motorola's new phones are a handsome bunch. Although they do not mark a revolution on par with the launch of the original V3, the phones are likely to prove popular. 'Of course they will sell. Anything new and shiny like that will,' Ellis concluded.