updated 04:55 pm EDT, Tue May 27, 2008
Verizon launches Moto W755
Verizon Wireless has both confirmed and launched the W755, a new clamshell phone by Motorola. The phone sports a metal finish, a 1.9-inch display and a 1.3-megapixel camera; its primary feature however is music playback, and to that end touch-sensitive music controls are located on the exterior face of the device. A microSD slot is capable of expanding storage up to 4GB, and audio can be streamed to stereo Bluetooth headsets.
The phone supports AAC, MP3, MIDI and WMA V9 files, and can be synched with PCs using Windows Media Player 11. One limitation, however, is that the 755 uses a non-standard 2.5mm headphone jack; additionally, the phone is not being offered for free, contrary to reports. Instead it costs $70 with a two-year contract and a $50 online discount.