updated 12:40 pm EDT, Tue March 11, 2008
Motorola YouTube preview?
Several Motorola phone updates may have been revealed prematurely through a YouTube video, according to reports. The clip appears to be an official promotional video, which while focusing heavily on "lifestyle" images and marketing buzzwords, also depicts several phones not already on sale. Among these is a phone making a reference to the company's collaboration with Kodak, which first bore fruit with the camera on the ROKR E8. The new device may be an anticipated five-megapixel cameraphone.
Later in the footage is a new music slider, which may be a future ROKR, although no clue to its designation is given. Also depicted is the upcoming MING 2, which supports Chinese handwriting recognition, and a Q smartphone, with what appears to be the important v6.1 upgrade to Windows Mobile. Motorola has confirmed that any formal announcements of new phones will only be made at the CTIA Wireless conference in the beginning of April. [via Unwired View]