Mobile-review has a review of Motorola’s much anticipated SLVR phone; the brethren to the RAZR. It looks like they got their hands on the Russian version, so expect a slightly different feature set and look, but for the most part it will remain the same once is arrives to our shores (which was supposed to be Q3 2005).

In this Euro version (below), the keypad has a bronze glow to it – awesome looking. Based on Motorola’s US site it looks like we won’t get this option here, but one can only hope. The phone itself is not entirely made of metal as the RAZR once was (we believe Motorola eventually changed out some metal parts to plastic to lower cost), but according to you can’t tell the difference. As result, the SLVR is 10 grams less then the RAZR at 85 gram, or 3oz.

Added to Motorola’s SLVR phone is a Micro SD memory card for expansion. The SLVR sports a regular VGA camera, but a much crisper and more colorful screen (262k colors) then its predecessor. experienced a 2-3 day battery life with regular use. That duration was cut short to 1 day with 5-6 hours of MP3 listening and 1 hour of talk time – not bad.

Expect retail price to run about $300+ and hopefully the Motorola SLVR will be available Q1 2006 (fingers crossed).

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."