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Motorola KRZR K1 review | Introduction

Published on: Tuesday, February 27th 2007                   Written by: Nic Rossmüller - Photography by: Mark Peters

M otorola was founded in 1928 by the brothers Paul and Joseph Galvin. Company names are often based on a combination of names or the place where the product is made, but not Motorola. Where does the name Motorola actually come from? In 1930, the Galvin MFG. Corporation (as Motorola was then called) built the first commercial car radio. Back then, in America, car radios cost between $ 110 and $ 135, an exorbitant amount in those days, but it still became a hit. The radio became known as Motorola, from motor car and ola which was then a commonly used suffix in the audio world, (ola also means sound wave or wave). The company did not adapt this name until 1947. The first 'mobile' phone came out in 1983. Since then, Motorola has striven to be a progressive and innovative brand. You can read whether or not they have succeeded in putting an innovative and user friendly product on the market with the Motorola KRZR K1 in the following LetsGoMobile mobile phone review.

Motorola KRZR K1 review

 

Motorola K1 - Design

Motorola K1 - Design

Motorola K1 - Design

You can flip open the Motorola KRZR K1. When the phone is closed, the time, date, status indicators and announcements about incoming calls and other matters are given on the external screen. The Motorola K1 is a rather striking blue colour and it shines and glistens. On the one hand, the Motorola KRZR K1 looks professional, but on the other, its shiny appearance makes a rather kitsch impression. The back of the KRZR K1 is plastic with a sort of rubber layer. This in combination with the silver Motorola logo gives it a unified appearance.

Motorola K1 - Keys

Motorola K1 - Keys

Motorola K1 - Keys

The Motorola looks like one smooth surface. The keys are not separate from each other, but divided by rubber stripes. They feel well made. The volume and camera buttons are on the side of the phone. On the right side, there is a speech button. When you press this in, you can choose a number via a spoken order. This function can be very handy if you don't have time to operate all the keys but need to phone someone.

Motorola K1 - Menu

Motorola K1 - Menu

Motorola K1 - Menu

The Motorola KRZR K1's menu is orderly and logical. All of the functions have little icons. Several basic functions that can be used quickly with just one touch of a button can already be found on the KRZR K1's starter screen. The round selection key brings you to the main menu. The main menu contains all the settings that you would also find on other phones. It is a clearly set up menu. I still remember that Motorola used to have impossible menus, so I have to say that Motorola has done a good job on this one.

 
 
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