Vincent may be surgically attached to his iPhone, but he still found a moment to visit Motorola at CES 2008 and grab some hands-on time with their Z10 kick-slider, fresh to the US. The compact cellphone may look like one of Motorola’s fashionable-fancies, but inside there’s some serious hardware: HSDPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, a 3.2-megapixel camera and 2.2-inch QVGA display. They’re positioning the Z10 as a mobile phone film studio, and if you can ignore the hyperbole you might find you’re actually impressed.
Check out an exclusive video of the Motorola MOTO Z10 launch after the cut
After you’ve shot video on the Z10 you can edit the footage, create transitions between scenes, add title slides and even a soundtrack. Then there are shortcuts to upload the freshly-fettled film to online video sites like YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video and ShoZu.
If still images are more your scene, the Z10 shouldn’t disappoint there, either. The camera app launches within 1.5 seconds of hitting its shortcut key, and the Superfast burst mode will capture up to three images a second. There’s autofocus and what Motorola are calling “intelligent” auto-saving which names, saves and – if you choose to enable it – uploads the pictures to an online sharing site such as Flickr.
Running UIQ and with a spun stainless-steel body complete with soft-touch finish, the Z10 can use microSD cards up to 32GB in size, has Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP wireless stereo support and 90MB of internal memory. It should be available in the US in Q1 2008.
Vincent has plenty more live shots of the MOTO Z10 over at PHONE Mag, plus another exclusive video – check it out!