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Motorola Introduces AURA Phone with Unqiue Flip Design
      #31679 - 10/21/08 11:04 AM

Inspired by luxury watches and handcrafted design, Motorola today introduced AURA phone with a circular display, Bluetooth Stereo audio and 2 megapixel camera. The AURA is unlocked quad band GSM world phone. Here is more info on the Motorola AURA:



Sophisticated design, high performance racing engines and the quality of a photographic print served as the perfect muses to inspire the creation of AURA. Its form recalls the timeless beauty of luxury watches with the introduction of the world?s first circular display on a mobile device. Technical precision and mechanical excellence are met with a Swiss-made main bearing and more than 200 parts that create a seamless opening for the handset. The quality of a photographic print is celebrated in the brilliant interplay of 16 million colors and 300 dpi resolution on the unique, round liquid-crystal display. Capped with a Grade 1, 62-carat sapphire crystal lens ? one of the most scratch-resistant materials on earth ? AURA is simply elegant.



The hand-sculpted richness of AURA can literally be felt in its stainless steel housing, textures and patterns chemically etched into its surface. The front piece of the phone takes nearly two weeks to create. In that time, the stainless steel is sculpted, electro and hand polished, chemically etched and PVD coated. The result is a finely finished product that withstands the test of time.

Turn the phone over and reveal a window into its mechanical heart. The Swiss-made main bearing, gears composed of Rockwell 50-55 hardened steel and 130 precision ball bearings work in tandem to drive the assisted-opening blade, an effect more like opening a luxury car door than accessing a mobile device. Its custom-engineered rotating mechanism is composed of more than 200 high-precision individual parts, and the gears are protected from harsh conditions with the same coatings used in high-performance racing engines. Motorola?s proprietary CrystalTalk technology takes AURA to the highest level of audio clarity on every call, while Stereo Bluetooth technology enables AURA owners to make and take phone calls hands free by pairing with a compatible headset.



Features:

* 16 Million Colors
World?s first 16 million color, circular display with 300 dpi resolution in the mobile phone industry

* 62 Carat Lens
Created from Grade 1 62-carat sapphire crystal, one of the most scratch-resistant materials on earth

* Meticulously Crafted
Stainless steel housing with chemically etched textures and patterns takes nearly two weeks to sculpt, etch and polish

* Swiss-Made Main Bearing
At the center of the mechanical heart is a Swiss-made main bearing, which serves as the foundation allowing the blade to rotate with seamless precision

* Custom-Engineering
Custom-engineered rotating mechanism has 130 precision ball bearings that drive the assisted-opening blade ? like opening the door on a high-end luxury car. On the 100,000th opening, the blade glides with the same fluidity and grace that it did on its first

* Tungsten Carbide Coated Gears
Gears composed of Rockwell 50-55 hardened steel are protected with the same coating used in high-performance acing engines

* 700+ Individual Components
Comprised of features including up-scaled, nickel-chrome-plated exposed screws

* CrystalTalk Technology
CrystalTalkTM technology delivers supreme clarity and deep resonance to every single conversation an AURA owner has, even in noisy environments

* Mirror Polish Finish
PVD coating, the same used when making luxury watches, gives AURA its polished, mirrored shine

* Aluminum Keypad
Individual aluminum keys are formed, anodized, spin-finish applied and assembled


Motorola Aura Specs:

Messaging
MMS, SMS, Email (POP3/IMAP embedded)1, Open Source

Audio
AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA v10, WMA v9

Video
Capture/Playback, Capture/Playback/Streaming1, H.263, H.264, MPEG4

Camera
2 MP, Fixed Focus

On Board Memory
2GB user available memory

Connectivity
Stereo Bluetooth Class 1, Version 2.0 plus EDR and A2DP, USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

Browser
Open Source

Bands/Modes
GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EDGE Class 12, GPRS Class 12

Weight
141.00 g

Dimensions
47.60 x 96.87 x 18.55mm

Display
1.55? in diameter, 480 pixel diameter, LCD round

Battery
810 mAh typical, 780 mAH minimum

Standby Time
Up to approximately 400 hours

Talk Time
Up to approximately 7.3 hours

Availability
AURA is expected to be available around the globe beginning in Q4 2008. To experience AURA, please visit www.motorola.com/AURA




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