A future contender?
Images of a rumoured Motorola ‘RAZRberry’ (officially codenamed ‘Franklin’) running Windows Mobile 5.0 surfaced on Engadget today.
Less of a ‘Treo Killer’ (people have mostly given up trying on this front ) than a would-be ‘BlackBerry Killer’, this RAZRberry design is nonetheless among the most interesting and appealing that I’ve come across.
Like our Treo, the RAZRberry is planned to have a quad-band GPRS/EDGE radio and also Bluetooth. It will sport 128MB flash and 64MB RAM memory instead of our 32MB, a 1.3 megapixel camera instead of our 0.3. Additionally, it will use the miniSD format that I mentioned on Friday. However, the screen at 320x240 is 25% smaller than our 320x320.
From a design perspective, as you can see from the picture above, the RAZRberry dimensions are nearly identical to our Treo in all respects except thickness where it is about 50% thinner and width where it is 5mm wider. The overall specs are 112 x 64 x 11.5mm versus 113 x 59 x 23mm for our Treo. Finally, the RAZRberry is rumoured to weigh only 115gm compared to our Treo 178gm and it also has the benefit of no external antenna.
I have absolutely no idea how good the software for this RAZRberry may actually be when it is supposedly released towards the end of the year or how good the battery is likely to be in such a small package but the overall design should certainly give palmOne’s team some pause.
It might be just about the right time of year for us to start seeing leaks of our own future Treo which should have all of these and many more features built-in…
[Thanks A. Davis]
Treonauts will always stand above copycats…