KRZR in Action

The extremely cool folks at KRZRBloggers (Hill and Knowlton) sent me a Moto KRZR a few weeks ago to try out. They said I didn’t have to blog about it if I didn’t want to — but how can you not?

I have been a big fan of my SLVR for the last year. It is a solid phone that I have dropped at least 3 times on the pavement, and it always keeps on ticking, so the biggest disappointment about the KRZR would have been if it was not built as solidly as the SLVR. I was happy to see that it was up to the same standard and has a really nice weight. It really feels like you are holding something worthwhile.

I am also not usually a fan of flip phones, but the KRZR is compact enough that it is worth it, unlike many flips.

The downsides are obvious for Motorola. The main downside is the OS. The phone comes with ugly themes and a really hard navigation tree that seems to have different ideas about how to do the same thing, but in different places. Why on earth they can’t make a decent OS, I have no idea.

The other annoyance is that the TAP setting is some weird auto-complete setup by default, which I am sure many people are used to, but it drives me nuts, and you have to change the setting in several places in order to have a universal setting.

The best part is the voice quality, which is really top notch. I don’t really use speakerphone at all, so I can’t comment on that.

The 2MP camera is also a lot better than any cellphone camera that I have seen. I find it a pain in the ass to get the pictures off the camera, so I don’t use it too often, but I would use it a lot of there was an easy way to access the pictures.

2 thoughts on “KRZR in Action

  1. Have you tried Bluetooth File Exchange on the Mac? Sweet simplicity for getting photos off my Razor. Unfortunately the Razor doesn’t have a decent camera, so I don’t use it much.

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