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Motorola & Kodak announce Motozine ZN5

by on23 June 2008


5Megapixel camera phone

It's no wonder that Motorola and Kodak have joined forces in the camera phone market, as Carl Zeiss has had a very good run, even if the company doesn't even make the lenses on half of the cameras where its logo appears.

The Motozine ZN5 does actually use a Kodak developed 5Megapixel camera and with quite a few other Kodak tie-ins as part of the package. The camera features auto-focus and has a Xenon flash and it offers functions like multi-shot and panoramic mode.

The screen measures 2.4-inches, has a resolution of 320x240 and it can display 262,000 colors. There's no l=-s than 350MB of built in memory and this can be expanded via a memory card of an unspecified type. On top of that there's 802.11b/g WiFi for uploading your pictures to the Kodak Gallery and browsing the Web. There's, of course, also Bluetooth, although again of an unspecified type, but with support for A2DP.

Other features include an FM radio, Windows Media Player 11 for audio and video playback, video shooting at a disapointing 15fps and Motorola's "mode shifting" technology which converts the keypad from a phone keypad to a camera menu system when you open the camera lens cover.

The ZN5 also has a 3.5mm audio jack, a TV-out connector and it supports direct printing to Kodak photo printers via Bluetooth. The handset measures 118x50.5x12~16mm (HxWxD) and it weighs in at 114g. According to Motorola, the battery is good for up to 574 minutes talk time, but oddly enough the product pages puts the standby time to be only five minutes longer at 579 minutes, but this is most likely a mistake. The ZN5 works on quad band GSM and supports EDGE and GPRS, but lacks 3G altogether.

The handset will be available in China in July and will then launch in the rest of the world at some stage later this year. No pricing details were revealed.

You can find the product page here which has a flash animation of the handset.

Last modified on 24 June 2008
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