25th July 2006
KRZR K1m is a CDMA version
of the Motorola
KRZR K1, but with a twist. Although on the surface,
the KRZR K1m looks identical to the K1, it's a very
different handset underneath.
First of all, the KRZR
K1m is a CDMA 800/1900
device, with 1xEV-DO data support. This means that
the KRZR K1m is effectively
a 3G device.. but it comes
in a 2.5G package.
High speed data access is not the only
thing that the KRZR
K1m comes with - it also
integrates GPS satellite
positioning, which means
that the KRZR K1m
can deliver a variety of location-based services. The
KRZR K1m also adds touch-sensitive
multimedia controls on
the outside of the device. However, unlike the GSM-based
K1, the K1m
only has a 1.3 megapixel camera.
It's a much narrower device that
the existing V3m (essentially a CDMA version of the
but it's also taller and thicker, so overall the volume
and weight of the K1m and V3m are pretty much the same.
Although the size and weight of the
Motorola KRZR K1m
have not been confirmed at the time of going to press,
we understand that it's a little larger and heavier
than the K1,
but it's still a very attractive looking handset.
say that the K1m should
be available sometime during the second half of 2006.
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