The Php990 MOTOFON F3
Monday, January 15, 2007
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Motorola is set to launch (or have they?) a new mobile phone in the Philippines that looks pricey (SLVR look-a-like) but would only costs you less than a thousand pesos. The MOTOFON F3 (F3c for its CDMA version) is aimed at consumers who have yet to own a mobile phone. It features a new Clear Vision Display, also called the eletronic paper, that uses less or almost no power, extending the battery life of the phone to 12 hours standby and 8 hours talktime. It's also one of the thinnest phone, measured at 9mm.
The only drawback of this phone is the big 2-liner display. It's like reading your SMS messages on a big scientific calculator display :~(
SUMMARY OF FEATURES:
• Voice prompts in local languages
• Intuitive icon-based user interface
• Stylish thin design
• Durable housing for optimal performance despite dust and sun
• High-contrast screen using new ClearVision Display (CVD)
• Large font size for easy readability
• High-volume setting for call clarity in loud environments
• Embedded polyphonic ringtones in 32 voices
• Ability to download ringtones
• 4GV audio codec giving carriers a substantial capacity increase to further lower system costs
Perfect as backup phones to be used on the SUN Cellular network or as gifts to your grandparents... it's cheaper than a used Nokia 3210 :~)
Anyone knows where to buy this?
via Manila Times
(UPDATE: 01/16/2007 2:55PM) I've emailed Motorola Philippines regarding the availability of the phone and here's their reply:
Thank you for your email dated 15 January 2007.
Firstly, we would like to thank you for your interest in the latest MOTOFONE F3 handset.
At this present moment, we do not have any official information on the launch date of the above-mentioned model in the Philippines. Please do visit our website www.motorola.com.ph for constant updates on upcoming models as well as look out for ongoing press advertisements.
Should you have any further enquiries, please feel free to contact our Customer Service hotline at 1800 1651 0415 (reachable within Philippines).
Motorola Customer Service
*Computer end log*
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