So people would pick either standard pocket designed phones or flip cell phones.And the one called Motorola V60s was definitely a flip cell phone.
Released to the market in the early 2001,
Motorola V60s, just like I said before, was totally a simple flip cell phone that offered none complicated or fancy features whatsoever to the end users, just a simple wireless cellular.
I think the one that should get the highlight is the part when I said “Released in the early 2001..”. Yeah, Motorola V60s was rolled out to the cell phone market in 2001, the era when the development of mobile phone was still in the early stage. I mean, if the first time when wired telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell was the first stage, then the occurrence of wireless cell phones was the second stage. That’s why on any phone review websites or blogs across the internet, you will find a lot of “NOs” in the specifications of this phone for sure.
Features or No Features
As a starter, on this phone, there is no: Loudspeaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, external card slot, Bluetooth, Camera, Radio, Java platform and the worst thing, this phone doesn’t even have an Alarm feature. However, the design aspect of this phone might be more interesting to talk about than the specification aspect.
As a flip cell phone, Motorola V60s is offered to the market as another alternative for many people that are already bored with the standard looking pocket designed cell phones around the market. The simplicity and as you can see, how small the size of this phone in you hands or your pocket, make people interested to buy this phone in the first place.
Although this phone doesn’t come with high tech features in it, for some people in particular countries, simple cell phone like this still rocks. Usually, most people in those countries use cell phone solely as only a communication medium or an alternative for casual wired telephone in their house, so they bought this kind of mobile phone. Besides, if they need to take photos, they already have digital camera at their disposal. And then, if they want to play portable games, they also have PSP or now, PS Vita in their side. So they just want a really simple cell phone without any mechanical technology or features in it.
Interface and Functionality
The user interface of this phone is also not interesting to talk about. With the only supports of Monochrome graphic screen and 96x64 pixel screen resolution, everything on the screen looks really flat and outdated for sure. Interestingly, although this phone is an outdated cell phone, it surprisingly has a built-in browser and GPRS class 8 (32 – 40 kbps) for internet connectivity aspect.
Bottom line, Motorola V60s is absolutely not a good choice if you are looking for fancy and high tech featured cell phone in the first place. Although the design of this phone still looks pretty good, the whole feature and specification that comes with it, is totally big NO. No loudspeaker, no Bluetooth, no camera, no radio, and so on and so forth.
So if you, in the first place, just want a truly genuine simple cell phone with flip design, instead of buying Motorola V60s, you can opt to buy the next generation of this phone. And that is Motorola V60i, which offers the same exact specs, but this phone has supported Java Platform.
- 2G Network support only
- Announced 2001
- 96 x 64 pixels
- Monochrome graphic
- No Loudspeaker
- No 3.5mm jack
- No Card slot
- No Camera
- No Radio
- No Alarm
- No Java
- No Bluetooth
- GPRS Class 8 (32 - 40 kbps)
- Web Browser WAP 1.1
- Clock feature