Product Launch by Michael Oryl on Monday February 14, 2005.
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Motorola PEBL V6Here at the 3GSM show in Cannes, France, Motorola introduced the latest look in their signature V series devices, the PEBL V6. The PEBL, which has an oval shape not unlike a pebble you might find in a stream, has an innovative dual-hinge opening system that lets you open the device in one smooth motion.
On the technical side of things, two different triband GSM versions of the device will be available, depending on your area and carrier. Both versions will support EDGE high-speed data downloading. Local connectivity is augmented by Bluetooth support.
The PEBL makes use of a 262k color display with a 176x220 resolution inside, and a smaller 96x32 CLI display on the outside. The built-in VGA camera is capable of taking still photos as well as recording MPEG4 video clips.
MMS/SMS messaging are also supported, of course, as is Wireless Village instant messaging. POP3 and IMAP email support is also there.
Users can download and make use of MP3 ringtones, JAVA MIDP v2.0 applications and games, as well as screen savers and store them in the PEBL V6's 5MB of internal storage. The PEBL also supports Motorola's ObeyMoto speaker independent voice dialing system.
The PEBL V6 measures 49mm x 86.5mm x 20mm (1.93" x 3.41" x 0.79") and weighs 110g (3.7oz). Its 740mAh batter should provide anywhere from 200 to 400 minutes of talk time and from 150 to 250 hours of standby time.
Motorola expects the PEBL V6 to be available in the second half of 2005.