Motorola KRZR débuts on T-Mobile

Tall and thin may be out of vogue on the catwalks of Europe but not for T-Mobile. It's the first to launch Moto's new impossibly waif-like mobile, the

Tall and thin may be out of vogue on the catwalks of Europe but not for T-Mobile. It's the first to launch Moto's new impossibly waif-like mobile, the KRZR. Apparently pronounced 'crazer', it's actually 2mm thicker in depth than the ultra-slim RAZR V3 but it still gets banned from London fashion week on account of shaving 10mm off its width. Pop the clamshell open and it's one of the few mobiles that'll actually stretch from ear to mouth (how retro). Tough Naturally, the new phone couldn't be seen in last season's finish so it now gets a toughened glass compound exterior, no doubt soon available in several shades. The hardware also gets a bit of an upgrade from the V3i, with a 2megapixel camera and A2DP Bluetooth for stereo music headphones now onboard. 'But why KRZR?' you ask. Well, Motorola tells us it's all a matter of pedigree. On the one side there's the clear family resemblance to the RAZR. On the other side, the lineage traces back to 1998 and the original 'Wings' phone, the V3688, from which this model gets its narrow width. Now, the V3688 was known internally as the 'Kramer'. Blend the two names together and you get 'KRZR'. You did ask.

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