We thought Motorola dropped Symbian. After all, we haven’t seen any Moto Symbian-powered device for couple of years. But… we were wrong. At the 3GSM they presented their new Symbian UIQ 3.1-based MOTORIZR Z8.
It’s kind a sporty, and has all the multimedia features of a solid Symbian-powered device. The Z8 supports HSDPA (and UMTS of course), has a 2MP camera with 8x zoom (digital), 2.2″ screen, 90 MB of internal memory and unlike most Nokia smartphones supports A2DP Bluetooth stereo. The way I see, the new device will compete with such devices as Sony Ericsson Walkman-branded phones or Nokia 5500 sport.
Interesting is the fact that this is the first non-touchscreen UIQ-based device. I’m sure that Sony Ericsson will also follow this way and will release a similar device.
P.S. The Z8 sports the powerful Discretix‘ DRM solution (yes, we love our sponsors).