updated 03:45 pm EDT, Fri October 27, 2006
Motorola SLVR L7e
Coincidental to the American release of a SLVR L7 rival, Motorola has announced the L7e, a revision of the popular cellphone. This edition adds a glossy blue veneer to the keypad and a software interface that mirrors the KRZR. Also new to the L7e are push-to-talk and push-to-view functions, the latter working with new streaming video capabilities. Other hardware upgrades include stereo Bluetooth 2, a 1.3MP camera with 8x zoom, and GPRS/EDGE Class 10 Internet connectivity. The Media Editor software will allow you to make minor alterations to photos, which (like your music) can be stored on MicroSD cards as big as 2GB. Motorola expects the L7e to be available sometime in the remainder of 2006.