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+ Thoughts: Motorola Motozine ZN5 Puts N82 In Its Scope?

23 June 2008

Motorola Motozine ZN5 Puts N82 In Its Scope?

Motorola Motozine ZN5Nokia has faced formidable competition recently, having been dethroned at various segments of the mobile industry. There is no lack of grumbling from Symbian users about screen sizes and resolutions, watching HTC release glossy VGA smartphones in droves, while they toil at QVGA resolution.

No longer the imaging megapixel leader, various manufacturers have unleashed 5 megapixel cameraphones, with Sony Ericsson snatching away the bragging rights with it's 8 megapixel status symbol.

Video at 25-30 fps is decent, but with LG recording 120 fps .avi format, who's to be impressed? There isn't much room to attack Nokia now... is there??

Now's the opportunity recently wounded mobile pioneers Motorola to throw some of its legendary status around, taking a major swing at the top dog, Nokia, and this is no glancing blow! Nokia N82, the room just got crowded. Announcing the Motorola Motozine ZN5!

It's total package won't scare avid S60 users, as it's no N82, but it makes waves by innovating in the imaging arena. Sporting Kodak! branding for the legendary optical imaging giant's processing algorithms, this 5 megapixel beast sports autofocus and...a xenon flash! Been there, done that, right? Well what about 5 megapixel image capture in lossless .tiff format with a dedicated imaging processing unit?

Xenon flash

That's right. Advanced photo buffs drool now, because raw image capture just got easier from a mobile! And a dedicated imaging processor lends to quicker image processing, instant image zooming, and more bragging rights taken from Nokia.

Motorola excels at processing and chip design, so I'm pretty sure this device will perform well, and surely be competitive with the suddenly long in the tooth N82. I seriously doubt they will exceed the N82's image quality, as the Carl Zeiss optics are a nearly unfair advantage.

Motorola Motozine ZN5

But the fact of the matter is Nokia is now surrounded, and pretty soon, someone will combine all these groundbreaking features to assemble the phone of phones to pit against Nokia's best. This surely puts fear in the hearts of Nokia's bean counters and investors. It puts butterflies in my stomach, because I know Nokia is watching, and never sleeps on the competition.

Nokia's next wave must be amazing, because the mobile data industry has higher standards and expectations now. And Nokia's users have grown spoiled, and expect Nokia to exceed the market at all times, as they historically have.

Let's hope history prevails..


Carl Zeiss
Source: SF forum Author: Christexaport


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