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Motorola Goes Retro with the StarTac III


Product Launch by Brad Kellett on Thursday March 01, 2007.

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Motorola has resurrected one of its most well known product lines, and arguably the namesake that popularized the manufacturer, by releasing the StarTac III (MS900) handset in Korea. Motorola has boosted the specifications of the handset to compete with today's models, but has unfortunately decided to forgo the external screen, camera, and memory card slot.

What you do get with the Motorola StarTac III is a 2.0" QVGA resolution display, 128MB of on board memory, and a modernized version of a classic design, measuring up at 89mm x 48.5mm x 19.6mm (3.50" x 1.91" x 0.77") and weighting 92g (2.19oz). The now standard MP3 playback functionality is included, as is a GPS module, Korean to English dictionary, and E-Book reader. A three-color LED is present on the outside of the flip indicating status like missed calls and incoming messages, and the StarTac III's 880MaH battery will be good for 160 minutes talk time and 300 hours standby.

There are currently no plans to bring the Motorola StarTac III outside of Korea, but it is nice to peer upon a retro-cool design like this and remember what the early days of mobile handsets were like, for those that can.

 

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Brad Kellett
Brad Kellett writes for MobileBurn from his home outside of Sydney, Australia.

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