HOPE AND DREAMS
This announcement of a new phone by Motorola would obviously have been utterly unremarkable a year ago. But in the current context of the biggest financial and economic global crisis in decades, it becomes very noticeable. Engadget has the details:
The admittedly gorgeous AURA (previously coined V70) is the world's first handset with a 16-million color circular display, and aside from making / receiving calls with the utmost clarity, it also boasts a Swiss-made main bearing, 62-carat sapphire crystal lens, a 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, microUSB port, quad-band GSM connectivity, a microSD card slot, multimedia player and up to 7.3-hours of talk time (400-hours in standby).
The 4.97-ounce handset is available exclusively from the MOTO STORE for $1,999.99, with pre-orders shipping out beginning December 4th...
Read - Dedicated AURA website
Read - Motorola AURA press release"
Given that Motorola is searching for the next big thing after it's phenomenal success with the RAZR a few years ago, you'd think they'd be keying up something aimed more at the mainstream market.
Who knows, perhaps a mainstream version of the Aura, with only a few dozen moving parts and a more down-to-earth price may do the trick.
The phone as it is does look cool, but is it cool enough for a $2,000 price tag in these times?